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A b o u t . . .

Scott Thornton has performed extensively throughout North America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, and Russia on double bass, electric bass, tuba, and bass trombone. He performs regularly around the New York City area in large and small venues, from Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, BargeMusic and the Kennedy Center, to the Blue Note, Birdland, the former CBGB's, and Broadway. Scott has also done numerous recording engagements covering a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, world, blues, pop/rock, and musical theatre.

Scott is currently the first-call sub at the Broadway shows Chicago (tuba and bass) and Miss Saigon (bass and electric bass). He is a busy freelance musician around New York City in symphonic, operatic, chamber music, and jazz settings. His own performing groups include Thermophily (brass trio), Rossini String Quartet, The Scott Thornton Jazz Trio, Jazzmango, and the Scott Thornton Groove Trio. Scott is a member of The Chappaqua Orchestra, Bronx Opera Orchestra, New York Festival Orchestra, Manhattan Symphonie, Orchestra of the Bronx, New Jersey Verismo Opera, Ginetta's Vendetta, Artemis Chamber Ensemble, New Rochelle Opera, Collegium Westchester, Riverside Orchestra, Carol Thomas, Vendetta Jazz Trio, Manhattan Wind Ensemble, etc. - and was the bassist for the Off-Broadway Musicals: My Vaudeville Man and Wanda's World.- - - - -

H i s t o r y . . .

Scott was born and raised in Dickinson, North Dakota and is the youngest of six sibling musicians. Growing up in such a musical family was both the ignition and fuel for Scott's musical journey. He is forever grateful and indebted to each member of his family as mentors and role models. This musical family sprouted from the inspiration and instruction of their father, who was the high school band director, and their mother's persistence and dedication to their education. All of the Thorntons are still professionally involved in music performance and music education. Scott was an Instrumental Performance major at the University of Iowa, earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, and completed his Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Connecticut. Scott's free time is spent moonlighting as a tennis teaching pro.