Holiday Pops - "Velvet Voices of Jazz"

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8 pm
Pre-Concert Festive Organ Music, 7 pm
Memorial Hall, Melrose

The MSO welcomes jazz singer David Thorne Scott and his vocal group, the "Vintage Vocal Quartet," to celebrate the holidays in Melrose! He has been described as a “young Mel Tormé” and has performed with many ensembles including the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra. Don’t miss this Melrose tradition and highlight of the holiday season!

Sponsored by Brad Hutchinson Real Estate

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About the Soloist

David Thorne Scott is an active performer in many styles. His jazz album "Shade" was chosen as a top 5 CD by the Jazz Education Journal, while Cadence Magazine says "he phrases like a saxophone player and is as slippery and hip as the young Mel Tormé." 

He has performed as a soloist with large ensembles like the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra, the Capital Jazz Orchestra and the Thinkin’ Big Band. He has sung lead and played bass in the legendary vocal group the Four Freshmen.

He is the leader and arranger of the Vintage Vocal Quartet, a vocal jazz ensemble which performs music of great big band era vocal groups such as the Modernaires and the Pied Pipers.

David is Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, where he teaches voice, improvisation, ensembles, and vocal arranging..