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Scott D. Davis


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Pianist/composer Scott D. Davis has been referred to as “the rocker of new age/contemporary classical music”. Perhaps New Age Reporter best described him by saying “his exuberance and originality are invigorating and his upbeat attitude contagious.”

Interestingly enough, if you ask Scott about his musical background he might surprise you. He comes not from a background of polished piano music, but grew up a typical 1980’s teenager strongly under the influences of such progressive rock artists as Rush, Queensrÿche, and Metallica. Scott pursued rock music as a career throughout his college years, playing keyboards for a number of local bands.

It wasn’t until his band’s lead guitarist introduced him to the piano music of David Lanz that he began to consider a career as a pianist. “Prior to hearing David Lanz, my idea of ‘solo piano’ went no further than classical music, a form of music I always appreciated but never felt much connection with. Lanz’s impressionistic style was at that time unlike any music I had ever heard. Our guitarist brought me a copy of ‘Skyline Firedance’, and the music grabbed me right away. I found myself playing around with a few melodies at the piano and I just never stopped.”

After years of playing in smoky clubs and struggling to keep bands together, Scott walked away from the rock band and the lifestyle that seemed inseparable from it. Commitment renewed, he set out to record his first solo CD, and in October of 2001 released a seven song EP featuring piano, flute, and oboe simply titled “Piano & Woodwinds”.


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