Scot’s roots are in West Philly, and music has been part of his life from the very beginning. After earning the Hal Simons award for ‘Excellence in Music’ in high school, Scot attended West Chester University and studied under Glenn Lyons for Classical Guitar and Pedagogy. Glenn himself graduated from the Peabody Institute. During these years, Scot performed in and with The West Chester Classical Guitar Ensemble.
All the while, Scot continued his private tutelage with Chuck Anderson. Mr. Anderson, a former pupil of the famed Dennis Sandole, noted himself for instructing a Mr. John Coltrane, shaped Scot’s abilities and expanded his musical horizons*.
It was through these gurus that Scot was able to appreciate all things music. Not just one confining style, but the beauty of multiple idioms. It was post-college that our young traveler embarked on his performing.
Scot Silver has had his music featured on radio, books on tape, corporate phone-on-hold, webcasts and an upcoming indie film. Scot was named 'up and coming guitarist' in Jazz Improv Magazine. As a writer, arranger, player and producer, Mr. Silver has garnered 4 well regarded CDs to date: Scot Silver's Odyssey; Scot Silver and The Jazz Guise's Myles from Home, Shades of Silver and The Nerve EP. Three CDs are in the works with 2013-2014 release expectation.
Scot is available to play original, solo guitar music, or a variety of classical standards (check out Adagio for classical guitar and flute or guitar and violin).
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Scot currently heads or subs with the following groups:
Scot has also been with the following bands:
* read more about Jazz Guitarist Chuck Anderson