Scott

Sorkin

Guitar

10 Fingers

GUITARIST
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of melodic bouquets

COMPOSER
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of musical rabbits from hats

PRODUCER
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of harmonic furniture

ARRANGER
Vintage Microphone

testing, 1, 2, 3

RECORDING ENGINEER
 

MUSIC

VIDEO

Sweet Rain - Kristen Strom Quintet

Live from Home

 

VIDEO

Dat Dere  - Kristen Strom Quartet - Art Boutiki Music Hall

Sweet Rain - Kristen Strom Quintet - SF Jazz

My Ideal - Kristen Strom and Scott Sorkin - San Jose Jazz Live from Home

Sophisticated Lady - Kristen Strom Quartet - Jazz on the Plazz

LIVE

 

SCOTT SORKIN

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“Innovative, creative and original…”

- Rene Tihista

Scott Sorkin is a guitarist, composer, producer, and recording engineer, and teacher based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Scott leads his own trio, co‐leads the international jazz group Crossing Borders with Jennifer Scott and Kristen Strom, and is a member of the Kristen Strom Quartet, and Ed Johnson & Novo Tempo.

 

Performance Credits Include:

  • The Count Basie Orchestra

  • Mary Wilson (The Supremes)

  • Shemekia Copeland

  • Nneenna Freelon

  • Paula West

  • Louie Bellson

  • Steve Turre & Michael Turre

  • Peter Stoltzman

  • Taylor Eigsti

  • Joe Gilman

  • Ndugu Chancler

  • touring shows "Dream Girls" and Disney's "Newsies"

  • Ashwin Batish

  • Silicon Valley Symphony

  • Great Performances

  • PBS Television

  • SFJazz

  • Vince Giordano (The Nighthawks)

  • Full Faith & Credit Big Band

  • The Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra

  • Colombian recording artist Claudia Goméz

  • Larry Grenadier

  • Don Haas

  • Johnny Coppola

  • Mike Vax

  • Weslia Witfield

  • John Stowell

  • Bruce Forman

  • Smith Dobson

  • Noel Jewkes

  • Jack Sheldon

  • Alfio

  • New York Tenors

  • Tammy Hall

  • Pamela Rose

  • Kristen Strom

  • Masha Campagne

  • John R Burr and Jenna Mammina: "James Taylor; 6 Degrees of Separation"

  • John Worley

  • Dan Robbins


He’s been featured at many festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Earshot Jazz Festival, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, and Jazz on the Wing, in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Scott is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and has been a clinician for Stanford University, San Jose Jazz Summer Camp, San Jose State University, Mission College, Kuumbwa Jazz
Center, The Siskiyou Institute, Selkirk College, Los Gatos Music & Arts, The Mountain
View Community School of Music & Arts, and is a co-founder of the South Bay Summer Jazz Intensive (SBS]l.org).

 
 

BOOK:Surfing The Changes

Book: Surfing The Changes: A Scale-Based Workshop in Synchronizing Melody and Harmony
“The 'SNOB' concept instantly took my jazz playing to a new level. Fun, and easy to understand…”

- Alexis D.

"Surfing The Changes" is a scale-based workshop for musicians who want to learn how to start creating improvised melodic lines that flow with the chord changes. It's useful for beginning improvisors, or intermediate improvisors who might be feeling stuck, and are looking for a logical/easy to understand and implement way forward.

The eBook is available from myonlinemusicclass.com

 

CONTACT ME

BOOKINGS AND INFO | Matt Beasley mattbeas@gmail.com

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