Dave Scott Quartet

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Dave Scott is an award winning trumpet player with a wide range of professional experience who has worked with some of the greatest jazz artists in the world.

Currently residing in New York, Dave has been composing for and performing with his own jazz quintet and also has a new project featuring violin, piano, guitar, bass and drums. He is recognized in the New York jazz community as a prolific composer and his groups feature his compositions exclusively. Both contain some of New York’s finest jazz musicians, including Rich Perry, Gary Versace, Jeff Williams, John Hebert, Ben Monder, and Ted Poor.

The quintet released “Song For Amy” on the SteepleChase label in 2004. A second disc for SteepleChase, “Naivete’” was released in February of 2007. A third disc, “Nonchalant” was released in April of 2009 and received honorable mention for recording of the year in the New York City Jazz Record. In 2015 a fourth disc “Brooklyn Aura” was released and in 2018 another “In Search of Hipness” featuring Dave’s Violin Band. Two more discs have been recorded and released on the SteepleChase label, “Ambiguity” in 2020 and “Song for Alice” in 2022.

Dave also co-leads a quartet with tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby. The group has a CD released on the Nine Winds label.

He has been featured at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Newport Jazz Festival with Gerry Mulligan, at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Harvey Wainapel’s Quintet, and has performed with the Tom Harrell Big Band in Los Angeles and New York.

He is currently on the jazz faculty at the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.

He was heard here previously with the Dave Scott Quartet and Quintet.

Leonard Thompson is a second generation jazz pianist, raised in Capistrano Beach, California, and currently active in Los Angeles after a period in New York. Over the past twenty years he has lent a unique voice as an accompanist, composer and soloist to a diverse array of bandleaders and vocalists, including recordings or performances with Donald Bailey, Jamie Baum, Vicki Burns, Sasha Dobson, Madeline Eastman, Stephanie Haynes, Cleo Laine, Eddie Marshall, Justin Morell, Matt Otto, Madeleine Peyroux, Jack Prather, Jackie Ryan, Dave Scott, Marlena Shaw, Sonny Simmons, Mary Stallings, Jacob Varmus, Patty Waters, and Paula West.

His debut release as a leader, "Wayfare", is a piano trio set of original material, with bassist Ryan McGillicuddy and drummer Mark Ferber.

Leonard was heard here previously with Mitch Marcus, Charlie McCarthy, Dave Scott, Eddie Marshall, and David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner.


For the past 25 years, bassist David Ambrosio has been one of New York City’s finest freelance musicians and educators. His current working projects as a leader are CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Blue Note Records in the Progressive ‘60s, featuring Donny McCaslin and Victor Lewis, and the David Ambrosio Trio, featuring Loren Stillman.

In addition to his own ensembles, he is the co-leader of the David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet, 40Twenty, and Grupo Los Santos, as well as being a part of many other groups including George Schuller’s Circle Wide, the Matt Renzi Trio, Eri Yamamoto Trio, and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra led by Ted Nash and Andy Farber.

He has performed with such jazz greats as Kenny Werner, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, George Garzone, Joseph Jarman, and Ralph Alessi.

He appeared here previously with Matt Renzi, the David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Sextet, and Loren Stillman.


Drummer Mark Ferber can be heard on over 200 recordings. Ongoing projects include ECM recording artist Ralph Alessi’s ‘This Against That’, the Marc Copland Quartet, the Brad Shepik Organ Trio, and his twin brother, Alan Ferber’s Grammy nominated big band and nonet.

He currently maintains a busy freelance schedule throughout Los Angeles’ and New York’s jazz clubs, recording studios, and international touring circuit. Past work includes tours and recordings with Lee Konitz, Gary Peacock, Jonathan Kreisberg, John O’Gallagher, Don Byron, Fred Hersch, Tony Malaby, Anna Webber, Mark Helias, Pete McCann, Matt Pavolka, Michael Attias, and Billy Childs, among others.

He has appeared previously at Chez Hanny with John O'Gallagher, the Ferber Brothers & Le Boeuf Brothers, Dan Pratt, Jonathan Kreisberg, the Jon Gordon Trio with Joe Bagg, and James Carney.