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Scott Gudell

Music historian and writer since 1970s

About Me

Scott Gudell – Jazz is a mosaic. Thousands – if not millions – of pieces contribute to a complex and evolving creation. As both a music fan and a historian, I’ve been fascinated by all types of music. I’ve attended over 1500 shows including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Son House, Muddy Waters, Led Zeppelin, the Who, John Williams, Sir Georg Solti, Merle Haggard, Emmy Lou Harris, three of the four Beatles and many others. Some artists have granted me ‘all access’ including Weather Report, Ron Carter, Johnny Cash and Patti Smith. As a writer, I’ve had over 1000 music related articles published covering jazz, rock, classical, country, blues and even world beat. In addition to numerous LP and CD reviews, I’ve interviewed amazingly creative musicians such as Artie Shaw, Little Richard, Lou Gramm and more. My latest project zeros in on researching and writing two books. Music 101 (a working title) is a behind the scenes look at brief encounters with over 100 world class recording artists. The second book is a look at the British Invasion and how U.S. blues influenced the Brits with a focus on a band I’ve been passionate about for decades – Fleetwood Mac. Finally, I’m on the board of directors of a potent, creative regional music hall of fame, the Rochester Music Hall of Fame, located in the western part of New York State (Rochestermusic.org)

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