[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Sacramento Area Oct 8

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Fri Oct 6 23:54:03 PDT 2006

You are invited to the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society's monthly Jazz
Sunday get together on October 8, 2006, noon - 5:00 PM.

The special guest star will be banjoist and guitarist Scott Anthony from San
Francisco, CA.

Scott Anthony played intermissions for 8 years at Turk Murphy's famous night
spot Earthquake McGoon's. While there, he formed what became the Golden Gate
Rhythm Machine, a 7-piece band in the San Francisco style, which he still
leads today. Scott also plays in Bob Schulz's Frisco Jazz Band.

 Scott was born in Summit, New Jersey, into a family that loved music, but
no particular instrumental or performance talent aside from a brother and
who took piano lessons. Scott took a year of piano lessons when he was 8
years old,
but "choked" during his first recital playing "The Teddy Bear's Picnic."
    He played trombone for a few years in junior high and sang in the public
choir, but one evening when he was 11, Scott heard a banjo and was hooked.
For lack
of a better instrument, he began playing with a ukulele his father had until
gave him his first banjo -- a tenor and a really terrible instrument -- but
one that
subsequently got worn out with use. The next summer at camp, he discovered a
banjo and switched.

Since then, Scott has played banjo constantly. He appeared on Ted Mack's
Hour in 1962 and played 4 years during college with the Dartmouth 5.  After
Scott played weekend jobs for about 3 years with a piano-tuba-banjo trio in
New Jersey
with Joe Tarto on tuba. When Joe cut back to one night from two, Scott's
piano partner,
Walt Pedersen, asked him to learn to play bass pedals which he has continued
to do
when playing solo since then.

After moving to San Francisco in 1974, Scott played solo banjo and bass
for over a year until he got the best performing job ever: eight years as
performer for the Turk Murphy Jazz Band at the last four of the five
different Earthquake
McGoon's locations.

Scott took up guitar a few years ago. Wanting a good instrument without
money to buy one, he began building archtop jazz guitars. Visit his Web site
at and
see some of his artwork: www.santhony.com/

The fun begins at noon on the Main Stage with a youth Jazz band from West
Sacramento.  Scott will be featured on the 2nd and 4th sets.  The 3rd set
will feature norm echols Swingtime Band, a 12-piece big band.

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