SCOTT ROUTENBERG TRIO Scott Routenberg, piano Nick Tucker, bass Cassius Goens III, drums "Piano-bass-drums magic from a personal perspective" -Jay Harvey, INDY JAZZ FEST 2015 "Early candidate for 'jazz record of the year' in my book." 
(on Every End is a Beginning) -Dr. Brad Stone, Host of The Creative Source, 
2017 JazzWeek Programmer of the Year Award Winner

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 trio's debut album Every End Is A Beginning was released on March 10, 2017 on Summit Records.  Past performances include Indy Jazz Fest 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Green Mill (Chicago) with multiple Grammy-winner Howard Levy, The Jazz Kitchen (CD release concert), The Velvet Note (Atlanta), the Chatterbox (Indy), opening for legendary jazz guitarist John Scofield at the Muncie Three Trails Music Series, The Palladium's New Year's Eve Extravaganza in Carmel (2016 and 2017), Indiana and an in-studio performance and interview on Indiana Public Radio's BlueNotes program.


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.


The Scott Routenberg Trio can also be heard on the album 2016 Indy Jazz Fest Block Party: Live From the Jazz Kitchen (Indyblue Entertainment, 2017).


Trio photo by DOWNBEAT photographer
Mark Sheldon

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