SCOTT AMENDOLA

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5 days ago

Scott Amendola

Hey Folks!
Shows! WOOHOO! Just announced! Turning Into A Butterfly Dec. 9th, SF Doc's Lab! SA Trio: PDX Jazz Fest. MORE! Much Love! SA
Photo by: Scott Amendola bandsintown.com/ScottAmendola
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Hey Folks! 
   Shows! WOOHOO! Just announced! Turning Into A Butterfly Dec. 9th, SF Docs Lab! SA Trio: PDX Jazz Fest. MORE! Much Love! SA
Photo by: Scott Amendola http://bandsintown.com/ScottAmendola

2 weeks ago

Scott Amendola

Here's a clip from the debut of "Turning Into A Butterfly", Zachary Ostroff & Scott Amendola merge our musical powers. 4 nights at The Ivy Room in January. Details posted soon. youtu.be/80ediHoK2JE 🦋Live at the Ivy Room in Albany, CA Oct 19, 2017 Performed by Turning Into A Butterfly, Zachary Ostroff and Scott Amendola Written by Zachary Ostroff Tracked ... ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not fair that Zachary Ostroff can play bass like Miroslav Vitous and sing like a God 🙂

WOW!!! This is a SPECTACULAR project!!! I gotta see it!!!

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“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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