jazz pianist composer arranger educator
Trio photo by DOWNBEAT photographer
ABOUT THE SCOTT ROUTENBERG TRIO
The Scott Routenberg Trio is an Indianapolis-based jazz piano trio specializing in Routenberg's award-winning compositions, Brazilian jazz, and
fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire. The dynamic, intense and critically-acclaimed trio has been lauded as "an example of moving forward in jazz music" (Chamber Music America), with Routenberg hailed as a "rising-star jazz pianist...who has found his own voice in the modern mainstream" and a "superior modern jazz pianist offering an individualistic take on the classic piano trio" (JAZZIZ). The trio's debut album
Every End Is A Beginning, released on Grammy-winning label Summit Records in 2017, reached #65 on the JazzWeek radio chart, #33 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Jazz Albums, and was named Jazz Album of the Week by soulandjazz.com. The Creative Source's Dr. Brad Stone calls the album "an early candidate for jazz record of the year." September 7, 2018 the Scott Routenberg Trio released their second studio album on Summit Records, Supermoon, which features 10 new original compositions by Routenberg inspired by his young children.
The trio has performed across the United States and in Canada at such festivals and venues as Indy Jazz Fest 2015-2018, Elkhart Jazz Festival 2018, The Green Mill (Chicago) with multiple Grammy-winner Howard Levy, The Jazz Kitchen (Indianapolis), The Velvet Note (Atlanta), Rudy's Jazz Room (Nashville), The Palladium (Carmel, IN), Merrimans' Playhouse (South Bend), the Chatterbox (Indy) and has opened for legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield. Future performances include The Palladium's New Years Eve Extravaganza in Carmel.
As dedicated jazz educators, Scott Routenberg, Nick Tucker and Cassius Goens III serve on the Jazz Faculty of Ball State University's School of Music, where Dr. Routenberg is currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano. Nick Tucker is house bassist for the American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition, and Cassius Goens III is a Sakae Drums Regional Artist.