Finding himself with lots of down time during Covid, legendary saxophonist Tom Scott
started a podcast series as a means to reconnect with his friends. The result is Tom Scott’s Podcast Express
which features conversations with famous artists, personalities, and old friends he’s formed close bonds with over the course of his incredible 50-year career in the entertainment business. These relationships naturally include fellow musicians but also include actors, writers, filmmakers, members of the media, and politicos. The audience is treated to a “fly-on-the-wall” experience listening in on engaging and humorous personal stories.
April 7, 2021 with Vanessa Williams
As each conversation progresses, the listener quickly discovers that Tom has likely played a role in each of their lives— like a six degrees of Tom Scott. True to Tom’s down-to-earth personality, the series is all about creative pursuits and the shared human experience. The who’s who guest list featured on Tom Scott’s Podcast Express includes Vanessa Williams, Herb Alpert
, Jim Belushi, Ray Parker Jr., Patti Austin, Paul Shaffer
, Sheila E, Eric Church, Billy Bob Thornton, Anjelica Huston, Paul Williams, Vince Gill, Michael Steele, Chris Matthews, Wendie Mallick, Malcolm McDowell and more.
Tom remarked,“the Podcast Express has been a joy. I am having a blast hanging out with my friends and colleagues from the past and the present. Their stories are inspiring and I learn something about life from my guests on each episode. I want to engage my listeners by sharing my guests struggles, but also their triumphs in ways we could never predict. I feel that my show is more about human nature, survival, and community which is so vital to the times we are now living in. The Podcast Express is also a reminder about the positive things in life.”
About Tom Scott’s Podcast Express
Tom Scott’s Podcast Express is produced by Dave Schroeder and Joseph Vella
, who met Tom several years ago while interviewing him for Schroeder’s NYU Jazz Interview Series (Schroeder is the Chair of the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions). Schroeder enlisted Vella, who is a veteran digital content expert, who has produced many notable podcast series including The Traneumentary, Miles Davis Podcast, Motown 50, Yo-Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Disney Music, Stephen Sondheim
About Tom Scott
Tom Scott is a renowned composer, arranger, producer, music director, saxophonist and educator. His 33 solo recordings have earned him 13 Grammy nominations and three Grammy awards. Tom’s career as a guest artist spans more than 2000 recordings—by such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk
, the Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra
, Aretha Franklin
and Aerosmith. Other achievements include composing film scores, television composing and conducting credits include the themes for Family Ties
and Starsky & Hutch
, numerous television movies and specials. He has served as Musical Director for the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, the People’s Choice Awards, Comic Relief, the Carol Burnett Show, the Pat Sajak Show, Joni Mitchell
, George Harrison, Olivia Newton-John, and the GRP All-Star Big Band. Scott also teaches master classes in jazz improvisation, arranging, and film scoring at music schools around the country.
Tom Scott's Podcast Express is available at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Tunein, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, Stitcher.