Scott Steen, Bette’s Solo Trumpeteer (KMB) Releases New CD, “Playing Favorites”

Mister D: I got a special message from Scott Steen that he’d like to share with you. Some of you have given him continued support since Bette’s tour, so if you like great jazz make sure to check out his MySpace Music page for a preview of some of the tracks from his new CD, “Playing Favorites.” Anyway, here’s a little note from Mr. Steen:

It should be out in a week or so and I will have updates about itunes and elsewhere. Stop by my page and listen to a couple tracks from “Playing Favorites”, to be released the 1st of April. Hope you dig it.

Take care and best wishes,


To check out samples:

    Click Here For Scott Steens MySpace Music Page

Scott Steen: Playing Favorites CD Cover

Ken Charlson on Piano, David Miller on Bass, Daniel Glass on Drums, and special guest soloists Jim Jedeikin (Alto) and Mando Dorame (Tenor). Scott Steen records some of his favorite tunes by artists that infulenced him the most. From Miles to Ellington. Stay conncected for more details on the release date (estimated date, April 1st).

Mister D: For a more extensive look at his amazing career, check out his bio below:

Scott Steen’s BIO

I’ve been a member of the Los Angeles based swing band Royal Crown Revue (RCR) for over 13 years. The band is most noted for pioneering the swing revival and appearing in “The Mask”. During 2003, 2004 and 2005 I was the featured soloist on Bette Midler’s “Kiss My Brass”tour. It was the number 5 top grossing tour in the world. Some of the band members included Sonny Emory, Taku Hirano, Lenny Castro, Jon Herrington, Mike Miller, and Sam Sims.

I have been fortunate enough to have performed and headlined with RCR at the Hollywood Bowl with the HB Orchestra, many rock and jazz festivals including Playboy, JVC New York, Newport Jazz, Roskilde, Peer, East Coast Blues & Roots, Big Day Out, Livid, and many more. I’ve had the pleasure of performing with Kiss, The B-52s, The Pretenders, sharing the stage with Brian Setzer, Solomon Burke, Gene Simmons, Stewart Copeland, Reba McEntire, Stephen Stills, Johnny Depp, The Pussycat Dolls, and more.

I’ve been featured on over 17 albums with RCR and many other artists. Even though Jazz is my passion, I have found great enjoyment in performing many diverse genres of music from classical to latin, experimental to R&B. I’ve performed in The Mask, Swingers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Ellen DeGeneres to name a few.

Last year, Big Fish Audio released a sample library entitled “First Call Horns”, now one of their hottest sellers, on which I recorded 900 note samples using 3 different mutes and various tounging effects.

As a strong advocate for music in education, I have appeared and been interviewed on many news shows including CNN, ABC World News Tonight, and NPR’s All Things Considered, where I recorded a version of that show’s theme. Over the last decade I have toured the world, performed with artists that I grew up admiring, and most importantly, taught and helped nurture the talents of young performers. That is a reward in itself.

I perform on a large bore Yamaha Xeno with a Monette BL5 or Holton Heim 1 “Miles Davis copy” mouthpiece and a Bach Flugelhorn with a fl5.

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