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Jazz Brass, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Arranging
Dr. Scott Cowan has performed with Billy Hart, Fred Hersch, Richie Cole, Bob Mintzer, Donny McCaslin, Ingrid Jenson, Michael Philip Mossman, Slide Hampton, Shelly Berg, Jiggs Wigham, Ken Peplowki, Alan Dawson, Jim McNeely, George Garzone, James Carter, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Eckstine, Bob McChesney, Jon Faddis, Kenny Burrell, Lou Donaldson, and others. He is the recipient of the Boston Jazz Society Outstanding Jazz Soloist Award and was a finalist in the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition. His award winning jazz compositions and arrangements have been premiered at Lincoln
Center-New York City, IAJE conferences, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Detroit International Jazz Festival.
He is an Artist/Educator clinician for the Conn-Selmer instrument company and a published composer/arranger with UNC Jazz Press (http://arts.unco.edu/uncjazz/jazzpress.html). He has been a clinician at the International Association of Jazz Educators, The Michigan Music Conference, many universities and colleges around the country and has articles featured in the International Trumpet Guild Journal, the JAZZed Magazine and Conn-Selmer electronic periodical Keynotes. His first CD “Premiere” features his original compositions with the Western Jazz Quartet on Sea Breeze Records. His second CD entitled “Jack’s Place” features all original works for jazz quartet, quintet, sextet and octet and is available through Blujazz Records. He directs the Western Michigan University Jazz Orchestra, coaches chamber ensembles and teaches jazz theory, jazz arranging, jazz improvisation, applied jazz brass and jazz appreciation. His award winning university student ensembles have performed at The Midwest Clinic, Jazz Educators Network Convention, International Association of Jazz Education Conferences, and The Detroit International Jazz Festival. He has held faculty positions at the New England Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music.
Scott has just released a solo CD entitled Jack’s Place.