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Scott Routenberg Quartet



The Scott Routenberg Quartet is an Indianapolis-based jazz ensemble specializing in Routenberg's award-winning compositions, Brazilian jazz, and fresh interpretations of the standard repertoire.  Formed in 2024, the band features Scott Routenberg on piano, Joel Tucker on guitar, Michael Santos on bass, and longtime drummer with the Scott Routenberg Trio, Cassius Goens III, who recorded on the trio's critically acclaimed Summit Records albums Every End is a Beginning and Supermoon.  


"Rising-star pianist...Routenberg has found his own voice in the modern mainstream."




As jazz educators, Scott Routenberg, Joel Tucker, Michael Santos, and Cassius Goens III serve on the Jazz Faculty of Ball State University's School of Music, where Dr. Routenberg is currently Associate Professor of Jazz Piano.  Joel Tucker is an Indianapolis-based jazz guitarist, sideman, and bandleader who has been a featured artist at Indy Jazz Fest and was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar Competition.  Michael Santos is a bassist and Florida native who is featured on the 2023 Flying Horse Big Band album A Message From the Flying Horse Big Band and has played with Dick Oatts, Dave Liebman, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Terrell Stafford, and Adam Nussbaum. Cassius Goens III is a Sakae Drums Regional Artist who has recently recorded and toured with Monika Herzig and Alexis Cole on the album Both Sides of Joni. 

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SCOTT ROUTENBERG                 JOEL TUCKER                               MICHAEL SANTOS                      CASSIUS GOENS III

PIANO                                            GUITAR                                           BASS                                             DRUMS


Scott is currently composing new music for his next album, Georgia Roots, inspired by his home state of Georgia.  
This feel good set returns to Routenberg’s roots in funky jazz and hard bop in a toe-tapping and melody-forward mix of blues, swinging grooves, Brazilian jazz, and more.

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