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Scott Sawyer

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Scott Sawyer displays his musical diversity like a badge of honor, re-visiting his blues & rock roots while continuing to explore the jazz tradition & beyond… – (Philip Van Vleck)

He’s performed at major festivals, concert halls, and beer-soaked dives here and abroad (Asia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East) including Monterey Jazz Festival (CA), Herbst Jazz Festival (Austria), St. Lucia Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz, 2002 Silde Jazz (Norway); Ottawa Jazz Festival; Detroit Jazz Festival, Berlin Chamber Music Hall (Germany); the Blue Note (NYC); Joe’s Pub (NYC); Catalina Jazz Club (LA), to name a few.

Album

Change of Scene

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022

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News: Crowdfunding Campaign

Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

Scott Sawyer 'Change Of Scene' With Oteil Burbridge & Scott Amendola

Hello, greetings from the San Francisco Bay Area... I'm proud to announce this IndieGogo Campaign for my brother Scott's new album, recorded in November of 2021 at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, CA; Scott Sawyer on guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass and Scott Amendola on drums. While this is a jazz album, it's far from ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Sawyer: Night Visions

Read "Night Visions" reviewed by Troy Dostert


As a North Carolinian, guitarist Scott Sawyer may not enjoy the visibility of his counterparts in better-known jazz meccas, but fans of contemporary jazz guitar shouldn't pass him up. With some smart songwriting instincts and a knack for finding talented bandmates, not to mention possessing terrific guitar chops, Sawyer delivers on the promise of a career ...

Album

Night Visions

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: John A.; Crawl; Biz; Passage; Tripper; Safe; Via; Blue Lounge; To Be Determined.

Album

Dreamers

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Booshki; Dreamer; River Man; Gotta Lotta; Dakota; Joe Dunn; How Deep Is The Ocean; Not Dark Yet; Tony Speaks; Copperhead Stew; No Goodbyes.

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Article: Album Review

Scott Sawyer: Dreamers

Read "Dreamers" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Creative musicians are dreamers by their very nature, but not the garden variety type; plain old dreamers simply imagine possibilities while musical dreamers imagine and realize them. They follow thoughts, concepts and ideas from inception through completion, ushering in life with their hands, hearts and minds. They sow the seeds of harmony, melody, rhythm, nuance and ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Sawyer: Dreamers

Read "Dreamers" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich


With a warm and inviting sound, guitarist Scott Sawyer offers an intriguing and engaging collection of songs in Dreamers, his latest release on Doll Records. Sawyer's style of playing is complex yet tastefully restrained and nuanced, reminiscent of guitar legends Jim Hall and Wes Montgomery. By doing so, he allows the song itself to ...

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Article: Album Review

Scott Sawyer: Go There

Read "Go There" reviewed by John Barron


Guitarist Scott Sawyer is the kind of musician who displays his musical diversity like a badge of honor. The North Carolinian, who is probably best known for his work with vocalist Nnenna Freelon, showcases his electrified playing and composing on Go There, a dynamic release featuring drummer Kenny Soule, bassists Oteil Burbridge and Ron Brendle, organist/flutist ...

Album

Go There

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2007
Track listing: Taxman; 5-Spot; Royal & Canal; Slow Dance; Ar; Slow Down, Freight Train; In the Stream; Dark Lady; Going


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