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Scott Routenberg

Scott Routenberg enjoys a versatile and prolific career as an award-winning jazz pianist and composer. His jazz piano teachers include Ted Howe (former instructor at Berklee College of Music), Manfredo Fest (Sergio Mendes and Brazil '66) and Vince Maggio (student of Oscar Peterson and roommate of Bill Evans). Some of his jazz piano influences include Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Benny Green.

Scott Routenberg performances

International and national jazz festival performances include the Montreux Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vienne, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Indy Jazz Fest, the Hilton Head Jazz Society, and the Gainesville Jazz Festival. In addition to numerous club, restaurant, bar, hotel, academic, and private events, this Indianapolis Jazz Pianist has performed at such notable venues as The Jazz Kitchen (Indy), The Biltmore Hotel (Coral Gables), The Jazz Corner (Hilton Head Island), and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Council Oak Room. Scott Routenberg has performed with world-renowned jazz musicians the likes of Howard Levy, Christian Howes and Arturo Sandoval.

Scott Routenberg credits

He is the 2003 First Place Winner of the Hilton Head Jazz Society Scholarship, and in 2006 he was one of the top 18 pianists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Since moving to Indiana in 2012, Scott Routenberg has performed with many of Naptown's greatest jazz musicians, including Mark Buselli and Brent Wallarab (of the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra), Frank Glover, Kenny Phelps, Greg Artry, Frank Smith and Nick Tucker.

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Country United States
City Indianapolis
State/Province Indiana
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5 responses to “Scott Routenberg”

  1. Bob Weinberg says:

    “This 2003 recording from UM-trained pianist-composer […] blew me away. While you marvel at the inventiveness of his sound-design — he sampled everything from the jingle of sacks of change to the thwuck of concentrated orange juice squeezed from its container — the masterful compositions and good humor win you over. Colors from violin, harp and cello to flute, sax and oboe add to the tonal pallette, mixing the organic and electronic in a very modern and satisfying way.”
    -BOB WEINBERG’S BLOG- Bob Weinberg

  2. Bob Weinberg says:

    “For Miami composer [..], the world is his studio. His juicy music is so fresh, it’ll fool ya.”
    -CITYLINK- Bob Weinberg

  3. Bill Meredith says:

    “Routenberg creates true world music by using everything and the kitchen sink..”
    -THE PALM BEACH POST- Bill Meredith

  4. Louise Causey Lewis says:

    “[This pianist] is a poetic soul. His tone is like drops of liquid gold, with exquisite voicing and meticulous phrasing…exhibited a formidable mastery of keyboard technique, but never produced a harsh or strident tone. The piano literally sang in his hands, and it was a joy to hear a clear, easily discernable melodic line with luscious legato. [This pianist] is also an intellect whose delight in rhythmic puzzles teased the ear and brain. Soprano Kathleen Grace joined the trio midway through the first half of the concert, further confirming [his] abilities- he is a superb accompanist.”

  5. Bill Meredith says:

    “Congratulations to Miami-based pianist and music instructor […], who, in July, became the first jazz songwriter to win the ‘Maxell Song of the Year’ in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.”
    -JAZZIZ- Bill Meredith

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