SCOTT AMENDOLA

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6 days ago

Scott Amendola

@scottamendola ’s 3-in-1 trio debut @bird_and_beckett 4/20, 9pm! @zacharyoohh upright bass) + Raffi Garabedian (tenor saxophone). Super excited to launch this trio. All ages! Come on out!
www.scottamendola.com for details. And join my email list while you're at it! @craviottodrums @istanbulagop @vicfirth @redpandalab @lowboybeaters @midfielectronics
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@scottamendola ’s 3-in-1 trio debut @bird_and_beckett 4/20, 9pm! @zacharyoohh upright bass) + Raffi Garabedian (tenor saxophone). Super excited to launch this trio. All ages! Come on out!
http://www.scottamendola.com  for details. And join my email list while youre at it! @craviottodrums @istanbulagop @vicfirth @redpandalab @lowboybeaters @midfielectronics

6 days ago

Scott Amendola

Scott Amendola's 3-in-1 trio debut at Bird & Beckett Books, 4/20, 9pm! Zachary Ostroff (upright bass) and Raffi Garabedian (tenor saxophone) are the cats! Super excited to launch this trio. All ages! Come on out!
www.scottamendola.com for details. And join my email list while you're at it!
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Scott Amendolas 3-in-1 trio debut at Bird & Beckett Books, 4/20, 9pm! Zachary Ostroff (upright bass) and Raffi Garabedian (tenor saxophone) are the cats! Super excited to launch this trio. All ages! Come on out!
www.scottamendola.com for details. And join my email list while youre at it!

6 days ago

Scott Amendola

@zacharyoohh @scottamendola 🦋 recording prep. #sonicjoyousgraphicpastiche @redpandalab @midfielectronics @istanbulagop @craviottodrums @maneco.urquhart @lowboybeaters ... See MoreSee Less

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Scott Amendola

#capturesound #mangle #create @maneco.urquhart @redpandalab @midfielectronics #geniusbuilders #soundlove @craviottodrums @istanbulagop @vicfirth ... See MoreSee Less

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Ok. That’s just cool. I need to do this with my kit.

Relaxing....Kind of like the inside of an MRI Machine. This sound would honestly put me to sleep in like 5 minutes.

totally.

John Wood

This rules... come do a set like this in Sac. for Sacramento Audio Waffle!!

Yeahhhh man

ruler

Man I thought you made all those crazy sounds with your mouth. You've been using electronics? And what about all those drum sounds you make? I suppose they weren't from your mouth either. It's like when I learned the truth about Santa

yaaaaz

yeah man!

Waiting for Tensor...

Ranz Musk Forwerk

!!!!!!!

This is some Jimi Hendrix level shit #andtheDRUMSmadelove

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ALL PHOTOS BY LENNY GONZALEZ
 

“Amendola’s music is consistently engaging, both emotionally and intellectually, the product of a fertile and inventive musical imagination.” Los Angeles Times

“Amendola has complete mastery of every piece of his drumset and the ability to create a plethora of sounds using sticks, brushes, mallets, and even his hands.” Steven Raphael, Modern Drummer 

“If Scott Amendola didn’t exist, the San Francisco music scene would have to invent him.”
Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“…drummer/signal-treater Scott Amendola is both a tyrant of heavy rhythm and an electric-haired antenna for outworldly messages (not a standard combination).” Greg Burk, LA Weekly

For Scott Amendola, the drum kit isn’t so much an instrument as a musical portal. An ambitious composer, savvy bandleader and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. His closest musical associates include guitarists, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Charlie Hunter, Hammond B-3 organist Wil Blades, violinists Regina Carter and Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, players who have each forged a singular path within and beyond the realm of jazz.

No project better displays Amendola’s big ears and musical ambitions than “Fade To Orange”, an orchestral piece commissioned as part of the Oakland East Bay Symphony’s Irvine Foundation-funded New Visions/New Vistas initiative. The roiling work premiered to critical acclaim at Oakland’s Paramount Theater on April 15, 2011.

As a sideman, Amendola has performed and recorded with a vast, stylistically varied roster of artists, including Bill Frisell, John Zorn, Mike Patton, Mondo Cane, John Scofield, Cibo Matto, John Dieterich from Deerhoof, Wadada Leo Smith, Bruce Cockburn, Madeleine Peyroux, Joan Osborne, Jacky Terrasson, Shweta Jhaveri, Phil Lesh, Sex Mob, Kelly Joe Phelps, Larry Klein, Carla Bozulich, Wayne Horvitz, Johnny Griffin, Julian Priester, Sonny Simmons, Pat Martino, Jim Campilongo, Bobby Black, Larry Goldings, Paul McCandless, Rebecca Pidgeon, and the Joe Goode Dance Group.

Over a career spanning more than three decades, Amendola has forged deep ties across the country, and throughout the world. As an ambitious composer, savvy bandleader, electronics explorer, first-call accompanist, and capaciously creative foil for some of the world’s most inventive musicians, Amendola applies his wide-ranging rhythmic virtuosity to a vast array of settings. He’s never more than one degree away from a powerful musical hook-up.

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Need drum tracks? I’ve got a Pro Tools set up that sounds amazing! Along with some incredible sounding, and flexible gear, I can track drum set, percussion, electronics.

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Let’s talk recording! Some of my gear: Apollo 8P, MacBook Pro, Mics: RCA 77 (3), RCA 44, MBHO MBNM 440 overheads, AKG D112.

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Hey, I love teaching, and I’m available for private study, workshops, or clinics. Private lessons via FaceTime, or Skype works great, and is encouraged. I live in the bay area for person to person, and when I’m on the road I like to schedule teaching. Give me a shout if you’re interested.

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