[Dixielandjazz] Jazz Sacramento Area Oct 8
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Gluetje1 at aol.com
Sat Oct 7 10:09:33 PDT 2006
Geez, one more time to wish I was in Sacramento tomorrow! Those who are
nearby will regret it if you do not go hear Scott play and sing!
I also am posting to say a word to list banjo players about the archtop jazz
guitars which Scott builds. I have one of his plectrums. A couple of weeks
ago I took it to a free bop workshop on improvisation that was being done by
Webster University music faculty. I knew it would be OK to go ahead and
take a seat in such a workshop when I took it out of it's case and the faculty
guitarist/professor of jazz studies, said, "An Eddie Condon guitar". Of
course, mine was the only four-string there, but I had to stay after the workshop
so all the six-stringers there could admire it fully--and yes, they did.
There are less expensive ways to have new round hole plectrum or tenor
guitars built. But I wanted an f-hole archtop cut-away. I reasoned correctly
that someone of Scott's hearing and performance ability would not build me one
he would not be satisfied with for himself.
My GGRM plectrum guitar finally get's to make it's gig premier this New
Year's Eve. (I've had it just over a year.) The guy who asked if I could do the
gig said, "Bring the guitar too."
So, if owning such is on your list do check out the web location.
_http://www.santhony.com/ggrm/anthony.html_ (http://www.santhony.com/ggrm/anthony.html) <
P.S. I don't think Scott makes much on these, but he needs to. Every time I
run into him he is instrument shopping/purchasing. LOL
In a message dated 10/7/2006 2:01:52 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
robert at ringwald.com writes:
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
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
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.
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
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
with Joe Tarto on tuba. When Joe cut back to one night from two, Scott's
Walt Pedersen, asked him to learn to play bass pedals which he has continued
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
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
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.
For more info and directions, see:
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