Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Dred Scott
solo piano

Dred returns to the piano store for another solo performance. Inspired by the recent solo performances by Keith Jarrett, Dred plays his own experience. You can expect the avant garde mixed with New Orleans, Dred's quirky originals, a Chopin nocturne played then improvised, a Hendrix or Zeppelin song, and maybe some audience participation. Dred has some new stories. Don't miss this experience!

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$20 general | $10 for students/musicians
To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

Dred Scott grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Ohio to study with Pat Pace, but it is the San Francisco Bay Area that will always feel like home. It was there he first gained a reputation as an innovative and eclectic pianist and multi- instrumentalist.

He has recorded 10 self-produced CDs as a leader and has performed on over 40 others. He was co-founder of the ground breaking hip-hop jazz group, Alphabet Soup. He has recorded with Anthony Braxton, Cecil McBee, Andrew Cyrille, Joe Morello, Charlie Hunter, Bob Minter, Dave Samuels, Don Byron, Paul McCandless, Marshal Crenshaw and has performed with Zigaboo Modeliste, Steve Smith, Mike Clark, The Paul Dresher Ensemble, Pete Seager, Arlo Guthrie, Levon Helm, Norah Jones, Moby, Bob Weir, Joe Henderson, The Berkeley Symphony (Kent Nagano), Ricky Lee Jones, Dave Garibaldi, Larry Schneider, Nina Hagen and Peter Apfelbaum.

He is currently based in New York City and regularly perform with Sasha Dobson, The Bari Koral Family Band and in addition, produced award winning recordings, Rock and Roll Garden and Anna and The Cupcakes for The Bari Koral Family Band. Dred also was the on-camera musical director for the 51 episode yoga-for-kids TV show, "Yoagapalooza." Dred produced the first recording of Country Joe and the Fish bassist, Bruce Barthol, The Decling and Fall of Everything. He composed the music for the film, Home, starring Woody Allen, Liam Neeson, Mike Myers, Susan Sarandon, Al Molina, Rosie Perez, Colin Quinn, and Fran Leibowitz. Dred has composed music for choreographers, Alan Danielson, Mary Lisa Burns, Maxine Steinman, SQUAD, and Jo Kreiter from Zaccho. Dred has also worked for choreographers Margaret Jenkins, Joe Goode, Oberlin Dance Collective, Mark Morris, and Merce Cunningham.

He composed music and perfomed in 6 San Francisco Mime Troupe productions and performed in the film Once More With Feeling, with Linda Fiorentio and Chazz Palmenteri. Dred produced the Carol Lipnik recording, M.O.T.H. and produced the debut album of The Former Members, and jam band supergroup featuring former members of Country Joe, Steve Miller and The Blues Project. Dred has written and played on dozens of TV commercials. For the last 5 years, Dred has been the house pianist at Del Posto, the 4-star Mario Batali restaurant in NYC. dredscott.com


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