SCOTT ROUTENBERG

jazz pianist composer arranger educator


Event Archive
2017

 

October 13, 2017 > Freddie Mendoza Quintet at The Jazz Kitchen, Indianapolis, IN, with Mark O'Connor, tenor sax, Brandon Meeks, bass and Kenny Phelps, drums

 

October 3, 2017 > BSU Faculty Jazz Combo: Music of the Tucker Brothers; pianist, arranger ("West on Henderson"), Hahn Hall, Muncie, IN

September 30, 2017 > World Premiere of "The Anthropocene (The Human Age)" by the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, CA; Mitch Glickman, conductor

September 23, 2017 > Indy Jazz Fest Block Party 2017: Scott Routenberg Trio with Nick Tucker and Cassius Goens III

 

September 22, 2017 > Julie Houston Trio at Highland Country Club, Indianapolis, IN, with Jesse Wittman, bass

August 7, 2017 > Pianist in the Freddie Mendoza Quartet at The Jazz Kitchen, with Jesse Wittman, bass and Kenny Phelps, drums

 

June 24, 2017 > Animals and All That Jazz at the Indianapolis Zoo with BSU Jazz Faculty Septet

 

August 2, 2017 > Jazz on the Point Concert Series at Eagle Creek Park with the Julie Houston Quartet, Indianapolis, IN

 

July 8, 2017 > Julie Houston Quartet at the Chatterbox Jazz Club, Indianapolis, IN

 

June 24, 2017 > Indiana Public Radio BlueNotes Scott Routenberg Trio interview and in-studio performance with Larry Beck

 

June 17, 2017 > Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra New York Premiere of Jazz Violin Concerto with soloist Gwen Laster, Rhinebeck, NY

 

June 15, 2017 > WUSF All Night Jazz radio interview with Mike Cornette (download podcast)

 

June 14, 2017 > Pianist in the Freddie Mendoza Quartet at The Jazz Kitchen, with Jesse Wittman, bass and Kenny Phelps, drums

May 28, 2017 > Brazilian jazz duo with guitarist/vocalist Phill Fest (son of Manfredo Fest) at Le Rendez-vous, West Palm Beach, FL

May 20, 2017 > SONIC Award for Best Arrangement at International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers Symposium in Tampa, FL.  Presented a poster session entitled "Orchestral Jazz Arranging: Transforming Monk's "Little Rootie Tootie" for the Metropole Orkest."

 

May 13, 2017 > Pittsburgh premiere of the Jazz Violin Concerto with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra, Watler Morales, conductor, Roy Sonne, violin solo, Pittsburgh, PA

April 29, 2017 > The Velvet Note Jazz Club with the Scott Routenberg Trio, Atlanta, GA

April 20, 2017 > Herron High School Rhythm Section Clinic and Masterclass, Indianapolis, IN

March 23, 2017 > Butler University Recording Industry Program Guest Speaker, Indianapolis, IN

 

March 12, 2017 > The Jazz Kitchen CD release concert with the Scott Routenberg Trio, Indianapolis, IN

 

March 10, 2017 > Every End is a Beginning Summit Records album release date

 

March 4, 2017 > Larry McWilliams Dimensions in Jazz Festival Rhythm Section Clinic and performance with Vince DiMartino and Chris Vedala

 

February 26, 2017 > BSU Faculty Jazz Quartet at the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel, IN

 

February 20, 2017 > BSU Jazz Faculty Rode Microphone Recording Session

 

February 10 & 11, 2017 > Howard Levy and the Scott Routenberg Trio at The Green Mill in Chicago

 

February 9, 2017 > TUTTI New Music Festival at Denison University, Ohio, performance of jazz wind quintet "Headwinds" by the Rococoa Wind Quintet

 

February 7, 2017 > BSU Jazz Faculty: Miles Davis' Birth of the Cool album

 

January 14, 2017 > Julie Houston Quartet at the Chatterbox Jazz Club, Indianapolis (Brazilian jazz)

 

January 12, 2017 > BSU Jazz Faculty Performance and Clinics with at IMEA Conference with All-State Jazz Ensembles, Fort Wayne, IN

 

January 2017 > Jazz Education Network Annual Conference in New Orleans

 

2016

 

December 31, 2016 > The Scott Routenberg Trio featured at The Palladium's New Years Eve Extravaganza

 

December 22, 2016 > ASCAP Plus Award (Jazz Category)

 

November 18, 2016 > Recording session at The Static Shack with Amanda Gardier, sax, Indianapolis

 

October 21, 2016 > Julie Houston Quartet at the Chatterbox Jazz Club, Indianapolis (Brazilian jazz)

 

October 18, 2016 > Belmont University School of Music jazz piano and jazz composition/arranging masterclasses

 

October 6, 2016 > Opened for jazz guitar legend John Scofield at the Muncie Three Trails Music Series, Cornerstone Center for the Arts (Scofield's Grammy-winning Country for Old Men tour)

 

October 4, 2016 > BSU Faculty Artist Series Recital: Faculty Jazz Combo

 

October 1, 2016 > The Scott Routenberg Trio with Andrew Bishop, saxophone/composer at BSU Saxtemberfest

 

September 16, 2016 > Winner of The ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra 2nd Annual Commissioning Prize ($10,000) to write a new hybird jazz/classical work for the Los Angeles based Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

 

September 26, 2016 > Recording session at Gaither Studios (jazz/funk)

 

September 24, 2016 > Indy Jazz Fest 2016 at The Jazz Kitchen: the Scott Routenberg Trio

 

September 20, 2016 > Facilitated screening of jazz documentary Time Remembered: The Life and Music of Bill Evans (coordinated with the family of Bill Evans), Letterman Building, Ball State University

 

September 15, 2016 > BSU Faculty Jazz Clinic at North Central High School, Indy

 

September, 2016 > Signed with Summit Records to release album Every End is a Beginning (Scott Routenberg Trio)

 

August 27, 2016 > Muncie Chamber of Commerce Legacy Gala: Scott Routenberg Trio

 

June 27, 2016 > Jazz Jam Session at Music For All, BSU with Scott Belck, Jeff Rupert, Rodney Lancaster

 

June 3, 2016 > Indiana Public Radio's An Evening in the Vineyards fund raiser with the Scott Routenberg Trio

 

May 7, 2016 >  Recording session for trio album Every End is a Beginning

 

June 26, 2016 > House pianist with my trio at jazz photographer Mark Sheldon's Annual Jazz House Party, Indianapolis

 

July 23, 2016 > Lancaster Festival, Ohio: Christian Howes performs movement III of Jazz Violin Concerto to an audience of 5,000+

 

April 17, 2016 > Concerto for Jazz Violin performed by DMA Candidate Anton Zholondz at Louisiana State University

 

April 16, 2016 > Scott Routenberg Trio Faculty Artist Recital

 

April 14, 2016 > Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra Austrian premiere in Leoben; Heinz Moser, conductor, Michael Leitner, violin with the Universitats-Orchester Leoben

 

March 24, 2016 > BSU Faculty performance and clinic at Noblesville High School

 

March 18, 2016 > Recording session at The Static Shack in Indianapolis with Amanda Gardier, Jesse Wittman and Kenny Phelps

 

March 5, 2016 > Dimensions in Jazz Festival: Rhythm Section Clinic

 

February 26, 2016 > University of South Florida School of Music jazz piano trio performance, clinic and jazz composition/arranging masterclasses with the students of Dr. Chuck Owen

 

February 16, 2016 > Faculty Jazz Combo featuring Rob Dixon, tenor sax/composer

 

January 2016 > Jazz Education Network Annual Conference in Louisville, KY

 

2015



December 18, 2015 > Solo piano at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

December 3, 2015 > BSU Faculty Jazz Quintet performance and rhythm section clinic at Bloomington High School North

 

November 20, 2015 > Solo piano at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

November 2015 > Jazz piano judge for Indiana All-State High School Jazz Band 2016 Auditions

 

November 11, 2015 > Sat in with the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble on my composition All About the Sauce for Veterans Day concert at BSU Sursa Hall (featuring Kristian Baarsvik, alto sax solo).

 

November 6, 2015 > My new woodwind quintet "Headwinds" will be performed by No Strings Attached Winds at the College Music Society's Annual Conference in Indianapolis at the Indiana Historical Society's Basile Theater for Performances of New Music II: Acoustic Scores

 

November 6, 2015 > Solo piano at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

October 23, 2015 >Trio at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

October 21, 2015 > BSU Faculty Jazz Quintet featuring Grant Stewart, sax at Jazz Ensembles concert

 

October 21, 2015 > World premiere of Howard Levy's Suite for Big Band (2015) by the Coastal Carolina University Jazz After Hours Big Band with Matt White, director; featuring Howard Levy on harmonica

 

October 16, 2015 > Trio at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

October 9, 2015 > Trio with Joe Harrison and Paul Rhine at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

October 6, 2015 > BSU Faculty Jazz Quintet featuring Freddie Mendoza, trombone at Choral Hall

October 2, 2015 > The Scott Routenberg Trio at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

September 25, 2015 > The Scott Routenberg Trio at Madison's restaurant in Pendleton, Indiana

 

September 23, 2015 > BSU Faculty Jazz Quintet with Adam Schroeder, bari sax at Sursa Hall premiering my new composition

Seven Shooting Stars

 

September 19, 2015 > The Scott Routenberg Trio at Indy Jazz Fest at The Jazz Kitchen, 3:30pm-4:45pm

 

2015 > Commissioned by Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy to arrange Suite for Big Band

 

July 5 & 12, 2015 > "Headwinds" wind quintet performed at the Des Moines Metro Opera Festival Chamber Music Concert. Featuring Luke Fitzpatrick, flute, Leonid Sirotkin, oboe, Sergei Vassiliev, clarinet, Matt Leno, bassoon, and Joshua Paulus, French horn

 

June 22, 2015 > Pianist in sextet with Mark Buselli and Scott Belck, trumpets, Jeff Rupert, tenor sax, Tom Brantley, trombone, Nick Tucker, bass and Cassius Goens, drums at Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University

 

June 18, 2015 > Played with Nick Tucker, bass and Cassius Goens, drums for BSU President Paul Ferguson

 

May 27, 2015 > Australian violinist Claudia Cox performed my Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra at the Chagall Performing Arts Theatre in Bergen, Norway with piano accompanist Martin Vinje for the program Prejudice

 

May 2, 2015 > Performance of the Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra by the Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra, featuring

Roy Sonne (Pittsburgh Symphony), violin solo and Sheldon Bair, conductor

 

April 30, 2015 > The Scott Routenberg Trio performance/clinic at Herron High School, Indianapolis

 

April 18, 2015 > Premiere of Howard Levy's One for McCoy (commissioned arrangement) with the Kirkwood Jazz Ensemble, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Al Naylor, director.

 

April 15, 2015 > Art of Jazz Series: Jazz Ensembles Concert (Directing Jazz Ensemble 2), BSU Sursa Hall

 

March 16, 2015 > Performance of Headwinds (jazz wind quintet) by the DePauw University Faculty Woodwind Quintet, Thompson Recital Hall, Greencastle, Indiana, 7:30pm

 

March 14, 2015 >The Scott Routenberg Trio with Jesse Wittman, bass and Cassius Goens, drums. BSU Choral Hall.

Program includes original compositions, Brazilian jazz, and standards old and new.

 

February 28, 2015 > BSU Dimensions in Jazz Festival; Clinician, Rhythm Section Clinic with The Scott Routenberg Trio, "Brazilian and Afro-Cuban Styles"

 

February 17, 2015 > BSU Faculty Artist Series Recital: Faculty Jazz Combo

 

February 14, 2015 >Solo piano, Masterworks Chorale Valentine Dinner

 

February 4, 2015 >Jazz Ensembles: Tom Shah Memorial Jazz Scholarship Award Concert (Directing Jazz Ensemble 2)

 

January 15, 2015 > Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Concert (Diversity Music Festival), BSU Sursa Hall, 7:30pm.

 

2014

December 3, 2014 > Directing Jazz Ensemble 2, BSU Morgy Craig Scholarship Concert, Sursa Hall; playing my Christmas Medley arrangement

 

November 9, 2014 > World Premiere of Headwinds, a jazz-influenced woodwind quintet, by No Strings Attached Winds at Anderson University's York Performance Hall

 

November 6-7 2014 >Jazz Artist in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jazz Faculty and Student Showcase Concert Thursday November 6

 

October 22 > Directing Jazz Ensemble 2 at BSU Jazz Ensembles Concert, guest artist Scott Wendholt, trumpet

 

October 7 > Ball State University Faculty Artist Series Recital: Faculty Jazz Combo

 

October 2 > Directing BSU Jazz Ensemble 2 at Muncie's Arts Walk 2014

 

September 24 > Directing Jazz Ensemble 2 at BSU Jazz Ensembles Concert, Sursa Hall

 

September 27 > Playing with saxophonist Dr. Damani Phillips at Ball State University "Saxtember Fest"

 

September 19 >Violin Society of America convention (D'Addario Strings), pianist with jazz violinist Christian Howes and Steve Woerner, bass

 

Summer 2014 >Commissioned by No Strings Attached Winds to write Headwinds, a jazz-influenced woodwind quintet

 

August 13 > Solo piano, David Ousley Museum of Art, 6-8pm

 

July 20 > The Scott Routenberg Jazz Piano Trio live at Jerry Farber's Side Door in Atlanta, GA, with Scott Glazer, bass and Mike Hinton, drums.

 

June 21 > Jazz violinist Christian Howes performed the Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra in Lviv, Ukraine with the INSO-Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra for the program "From the New World" in S. Lyudkevych concert hall, with Douglas Droste, conductor. This important cultural and diplomatic performance was made possible and supported by the U.S. Embassy in Kiev.

 

June 14 > Commissioned to write three orchestral pops arrangements for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra's Festival on the Green concert: Hot Hot Hot, Jimmy Buffett Medley, and Summer Medley

June 6 > The Scott Routenberg Trio, with Nick Tucker on bass and Kenny Phelps on drums, will perform at Indiana Public Radio's "An Evening in the Vineyards," Horizon Convention Center, Muncie, Indiana. 6-9pm

 

April 25 >Solo piano, BSU Omega Dinner, Alumni Center

 

May 2 >Solo piano, BSU Honorary Degree Dinner, David Ousley Museum of Art

 

April 12 >Ball State University Faculty Artist Series Recital: Scott Routenberg, jazz piano, with Nick Tucker, bass and Gabe Beach, drums

 

April 18 >Private Party, BSU David Ousley Museum of Art. Jazz piano trio featuring Frank Smith, bass and Kenny Phelps, drums.

 

March 22 >The Scott Routenberg Trio Live at Jerry Farber's Side Door in Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring Scott Glazer, bass and Kinah Boto (formerly Woody Williams), drums.

 

March 12 > Howard Levy performed my arrangement of his composition Chorinho with the University of Puget Sound Jazz Band

 

March 8 > BSU Dimensions in Jazz Clinic: pianist with trumpeter Byron Stripling; Host, Rhythm Section Clinic: "All in Good Time"

 

February 18 > BSU Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Jazz Combo with Ned Boyd, sax, and Kenny Phelps, drums

 

February 14 > Solo piano, Masterworks Chorale Valentine's Dinner

 

February 5 > We Three Kings big band arrangement performed by BSU Jazz Lab Ensemble 1 with George Wolfe, soprano sax feature

 

February 1, 2014 > Midwest/Indiana premiere of the Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra by the Muncie Symphony Orchestra,

featuring Christian Howes, violin solo, and Doug Droste, conductor. Featured on the program Across American Borders in Ball

State University's Sursa Performance Hall. The concert was sold out, and the audience gave an enthusiastic standing ovation!


2013

 

12.31.2013 | Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs Fanfare for a New Year on the program "A Very Merry Holiday Pops," with Principal ASO Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski

 

10.15.2013 | BSU Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Jazz Combo, featuring Frank Glover, soprano saxophone/composer

 

9.22.2013 | Performance of the Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra by the Tuscon Pops Orchestra, with Christian Howes, violin solo, and Laszlo Veres, conductor.

 

4.16.2013-4.18.2013 | Jazz Artist in Residence at Eastern Washington University (Phil Doyle, Director of Jazz Studies)

 

4.2013 | Music from Jazztronicus album available for TV and film licensing by PARMA Licensing of New Hampshire

 

2.19.2013 | Ball State University Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Jazz Quintet with Jon Gudmundson, bari sax and Kenny Phelps, drums

 

2012

10.20.2012 | MSO Chamber Series: The Mark Buselli Quintet "Contrasting Composers: Duke Ellington and A.C. Jobim"

 

10.2.2012 & 10.4.2012 | Ball State University Faculty Artist Series: Faculty Jazz Quintet and studio recording at BSU's Studio One

Featuring the music and arrangements of Scott Routenberg.  Scott Routenberg, piano; Mark Buselli, trumpet/flugelhorn, Rob Dixon, saxes, Joel Braun, bass, Greg Artry, drums

 

10.26.2012 | On-call arranger for the Metropole Orkest's international Tweetphony event

 

8.2012 | Scott has joined the faculty of Ball State University's School of Music in Indiana as Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Jazz Piano)

 

5.20.2012 | Commissioned to write two arrangements for the Metropole Orkest's Homage to Michel Legrand concert; premiere at Amsterdam's acclaimed Concertgebouw; conducted by Grammy-winner Vince Mendoza.

 

5.25-27.2012 | Commissioned by conductor Michael Krajewski to write orchestral arrangements for a program featuring Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre of Miami (Theme from I Love Lucy and Mad for Mambo [Medley]).  Premiere with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, May 25, 26, & 27 2012.

 

4.28.2012 | Internationally renowned jazz violinist Christian Howes performed Scott's Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra as part of their season finale program The Magic of Jazz at the Schuler Performing Arts Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; conducted by David Demand.

 

2.27.2012 | Commissioned by renowned harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy (of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones) to arrange his composition Chorinho for big band.  Premiered Feb. 27, 2012 by the University of Illinois-Chicago Jazz Ensemble, directed by Joel Spencer. Recorded summer 2012 by the UIC Jazz Ensemble on the album Intuition.


2011

11.11.2011 | Commissioned to write two arrangements for the Metropole Orkest's Timeless Hollywood Film Music concert in Utrecht, Netherlands-Solace (Scott Joplin, from The Sting) and The Old Man of the Mountain (Cab Calloway, from Betty Boop animated film). Conducted by Grammy-winner Vince Mendoza

 

2011 | Winner of the 2012 ASCAPlus Award, Popular Music Category, "for creative contributions to American music."

 

1-4.2011 | Commissioned by conductor Michael Krajewski to write orchestral arrangement of Paul McCartney's Blackbird, premiere by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (January 14-16, 2011).  Performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (February 11-12, 2011), the Baltimore Symphony Orhcestra (April 9, 2011), and the Orlando Symphony (April 22-23, 2011), for the show Paul McCartney: A Symphonic Tribute.

 

2.14-18.2011  Netherlands| 2011 Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop with Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Vince Mendoza and vocalist Roberta Gambarini.  The Metropole Orkest is the world's leading symphonic jazz and pop orchestra.

 

11.13.2011 8PM |  The Scott Routenberg Jazz Piano Trio (with Mark Neuenschwander, bass, and Ian Goodman, drums) will be performing at The Meridian, a live jazz concert venue in Dade City, FL.

 

2010

7.30-31.2010 | Commissioned by jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro to write big band arrangements for The Bubala Dance and Orchard Road (Monteiro/Watts), featuring Ernie Watts on tenor sax.  The charity concert raised over 1 million dollars, and was attended by Singapore's President.  <Review of Scott's charts in All About Jazz>

 

5.7-5.9.2010 | Premiere of Beatles orchestral medley (Norwegian Wood/You've Got to Hide Your Love Away) by the Phoenix Symphony, commissioned by conductor Michael Krajewski

 

3.25.2010 | Jazztronicus CD (digital mp3 download) released on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon mp3!


2009

12.19.2009 | Commissioned to write three big band arrangements for jazz pianist Jeremy Monteiro's ("Singapore's King of Swing") 2009 A Swinging Jazz Christmas concert in Singapore, featuring jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford.

 

11.2009 | Transcription of Alicia de Larrocha's cadenza for Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 (mvt.I)for critically acclaimed concert pianist Joyce Yang, performed Nov.27 & 28 by The Hague Philharmonic in The Hague, Netherlands; conducted by Edo de Waart.

 

6.21/6.24.2009 | Violinist Mei Mei Luo performed the Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra in Xian and Wuhan, China with the Central Conservatory of Beijing Orchestral Academy, conducted by YongYan Hu

 

6.2009 | Scott composed the underscore for NYU director/actor Wai Choy's independent film This Is Life  www.thisislifefilm.com  This is Life will show in November 2009 at the Filmstock Film Festival in London.

 

4.5.2009 | Premiere of the Concerto for Horn and Orchestra at the University of Miami's Gusman Concert Hall. Commissioned by Guglielmo Manfredi; Guglielmo Manfredi, horn and Paul Schwartz, piano.


2008

 

05.2008 | Scott received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Composition from the University of Miami; doctoral essay Americana Suite published by ProQuest Information and Learning Company

 

05.22.2008 | Premiere of New York Night by the New York Youth Symphony's Jazz Band Classic at Lincoln Center

 

03.23.2008 | Premiere of Sunset at Sea by the Florida Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Commissioned by the Florida Youth Orchestra and conducted by Huifang Chen

 

03.4.2008 | Premiere of Concerto for Jazz Violin and Orchestra by the University of Miami Frost Symphony Orchestra; Glenn Basham, violin solo; Sofia Kraevska, conductor. Commissioned by Chien Tan of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra


2007

 

12.31.2007 | Premiere of Fanfare for a New Year by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Atlanta Symphony Hall; commissioned and conducted by
ASO Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski

 

11.13.2007 | Virtuoso Chicagoan harmonica player Howard Levy recorded as a special guest on Scott's doctoral project, Americana Suite

 

7.2007 | Scott participated in the 2007 ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Los Angeles; 9.2007 Scott received the ASCAP David Rose Scholarship

 

2006

2006 I Downbeat Student Award for Best Extended Length Composition for The Dove

2006 I ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award

2006 I Top 18 Pianists in Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition


2005

 

7.2005 | Scott is the winner of the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Maxell Song of the Year for his electro-acoustic big band composition Bandwidth (featured on his 2006 CD Jazztronicus).  Bandwidth also won First Prize in the Jazz Category of the JLSC.  Performed live at NAMM Summer Session in Indianapolis.

 

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