Vocalist Scot Albertson – born and raised in Norwalk, CT.
Music has been a constant in his life since early childhood. A choir member of the Little Singers of Norwalk (based in St. Mary’s Church), Scot traveled, sang and competed internationally with the Choir for six years. Alternate paths were explored after graduating college, Scot served as a Police Officer for the City Of Norwalk, CT for six years segueing to a position as a United States Border Patrol Agent in Arizona for a year. Withdrawing from Law Enforcement, Scot returned to Connecticut to start a very successful small business which sustained for nineteen years.
In the year 2000, with no specific direction other than personal enjoyment, vocal lessons were undertaken with Vocal Coach Richard Lissemore in New York City. After four and one half years of intensive study, Scot’s Debut CD (Got A Date With Fate) was recorded with world renowned Bassist Mark Egan, Drummer Danny Gottlieb and Producer, Composer and Pianist Jon Werking. The Debut CD was publicly released on June 17, 2005 at Danny’s Skylight Cabaret Room in New York City at Scot’s Debut as a career performer. Since that step of Fate, Scot and the Band have performed in NYC at Danny’s Skylight Cabaret Room (multiple appearances—performing the very last show at Danny’s after twenty one years in existence on December 30, 2006), the Iridium Jazz Club, the Metropolitan Room, completed on August 12, 2010 a three year frequented appearance run at the Laurie Beechman Dinner Theatre, the Baha’i Center – John Birks Gillespie Auditorium, Metropolitan Room (NYC), Barnes & Nobles Lincoln Center Triangle Store / Broadway & West 66th St. (3rd & 4th CD Release Events), and Debut at The Kitano Jazz Supper Club on June 17, 2009 and Return Engagement December 30, 2009 (both dates Sold Out Events). Scot and Jerry Scott performed a nine month run of Every Sunday Brunch Events at La Mediterranee French Bistro in New York City in 2009 (on 2nd Ave.).
Since 2009, Scot has performed at: Laurie Beechman Dinner Theatre (3 year run), Kitano Jazz Club (5 year run), Baruch Performing Arts Center (self produced concert), Live Green CT Environmental Outdoor Weekend Festival Norwalk CT (5 year donating performing & promotional support), Fuji Of Japan (Darien CT), Brownstone Jazz (Brooklyn) , Scholes Street Studio (Brooklyn), Blueberry Music & Art House (Greenwich CT), Italian Bistro (Highland Park NJ), Miles Café (NYC), Somethin’ Jazz (NYC), Westport CT Center for Senior Activities, Parnell’s (NYC), Metropolitan Room (NYC), Salem Roadhouse Café (2014 & 2015 donating Benefit performing – Union, NJ), Tomi Jazz (NYC – 7 year performing residence – 2009 – current), Dick Leonard’s Project 142 Concert Series (performed 4 concerts in 2012 & 2013), 3 self produced concerts Symphony Space (NYC – 2013 – 2016 – all Two Set with Two Band Concerts).
RETURN CONCERT to Symphony Space – Wed. NOVEMBER 16, 2016 – 8:00p. – Two Sets with Two Bands! Scot’s 6th CD was publicly released at Symphony Space June 17, 2013. TICKETS FOR NOV. 16, 2016 CONCERT – BUY at the Symphony Space Box Office – Tel. No. 212.864.5400 OR Online www.symphonyspace.org .
Scot’s 12 Annual Pre New Year’s Eve Event started at Danny’s Skylight Room (NYC) WILL TAKE PLACE Friday Dec. 30, 2016 8:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. at Café Noctambulo (NYC) – Scot Albertson Trio with Lee Tomboulian & Ron Jackson – RESERVATIONS – www.cafenoctambulo.com OR Tel. No. 212.995.0900. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED – FULL HOUSE EVENT!
April 7, 2017 – Scot Albertson Quartet – DLV Lounge – Montclair NJ – THANK YOU to Carol Deminski (for hosting) & all who joined us at the DLV Lounge April 7th for a full house outstanding gig @ DLV! Thank You to the owner George of DLV! Return Gig Summer of 2017!
PRODUCING – Scot produced & hosted “Carousel” Public Access Cable TV Interview Weekly Cablevision Show in Norwalk CT (2011 – 2013) – FaceBook Page for Show). Scot created & designed an entire new theme / Show introduction (incorporating a Peter White original composition for the music – www.peterwhite.com ) significantly infusing life into a 24 year old Show. Scot was hired as Artistic Director of Project 142 Concert Series by its Founder Rev. Dick Leonard (Manhattan Concert Series – www.project142.org ). Scot created the logo & web site for Project 142 to establish the Concert Series. As of Fall 2016, Scot has hosted / produced / booked 86 concerts for Project 142 with a busy Fall scheduled taking place. Concerts now being booked for 2017. As of July 2016, Project 142 is now a 501(c)(3) Concert Series NonProfit Organization. Project 142 pays for / provides intimate elegant concert venues for artists / musicians to perform in an artistically free environment. Tax Deductible Donations are most welcome to help support Dick Leonard & Scot to grow the future of Project 142!
EXCERPTS below from past performances:
Scot’s NEW 5th CD “Vibination” was very successfully Released @ Barnes & Noble in NYC on June 14, 2010 and @ The Kitano in NYC on June 17, 2010. Scot Albertson Quintet featuring Vibraphonist Arthur Lipner performed their debut @ MIDDAY Jazz in Midtown at Saint Peter’s Church (NYC) on July 28, 2010 to a large audience. Scot and Jazz Pianist / Composer Dr. Joe Utterback performed together as a Piano / Vocal Duo at The Kitano on Friday September 3rd and Saturday September 4th, 2010 (2 Sets each night). The Scot Albertson Quintet opened the Day’s Event in Norwalk, CT on Sunday September 19th for the Live Green CT Outdoor Festival (Congratulations to Scot Weicker and Daphne Dixon for a successful Debut Event and weekend). Scot Albertson Quartet (Daryl Kojak, Cameron Brown and Arthur Lipner) performed a DEBUT Concert promulgating a new concert series at Blueberry Music And Art House in Greenwich, CT on September 23rd (Thank You to the Owner of Blueberry Ching – I Lee for her support and faith). Scot & Daryl performed the 2nd Concert in Blueberry Art House / Gallery on October 23rd (Vocal / Piano Evening). Scot & Dr. Joe performed 2 Sets in their debut @ Tomi Jazz in NYC on November 3rd as a Vocal / Piano Duo (Thank You to Mayu Saeki, Tony Middleton, Helen Klass & Sandy Jordan for sitting-in & lending their voices & artistic gifts to make the night extraordinary).
Scot & Dr. Joe performed the 3rd Concert in 2010 at Blueberry Art House on November 20th (Scot’s Birthday night – tremendous Evening & Concert!). Thank You to Jerry Laird, Lynn Dimenna, Peggi de la Cruz, Mary Burke Kramer, & Bea Roman for lending their voices in singing & for Dr. Joe in his gifts to make this a memorable Birthday & Concert for all.
MORE 2010 Birthday Gifts: DJ, Musician & CD Reviewer Gary Alexander showcased Scot’s Birthday & music on Gary’s weekly Radio Show (Every Monday & Friday – 6:00p.m. thru 8:30p.m. NY Local time) on www.KLOI.org Lopez Island, Washington – 2 Shows – on November 19th & November 22nd (Thank You Gary!).
Dec. 30th, Scot & Band returned to The Kitano for Scot’s 6th Annual Pre-New Year’s Eve Celebration. Sold out the First Set once again & had a great audience for the Second Set. THANK YOU to one & all for joining us this night to make it such a festive & successful Event.an. 15, 2011, Scot joined Jerry Scott @ Butler’s Restaurant in NYC for Jerry’s NEW Saturday Night Spotlight Showcase Series. Due to turn-out & support (S.R.O.), an absolutely memorable Evening!
Scot’s 6th CD “Urge To Croon” was released at Symphony Space Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre June 2013 in a 2 Set Two Distinct Band self produced concert. The concert was such a success that Scot self produced 2 more 2 Set with Two Distinct Band Concerts at Symphony Space that a return concert is being booked for 2013.
Jan. 30th, 2011, 5:30p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Airplay Showcase of Scot’s NEW 5th Vocal CD, VIBINATION
on Ron Forman’s Weekly Radio Show.
August 6, 2011 – Scot is a Guest DJ on WPKN 89.5 FM in Bridgeport, CT with the Nazmo King (John Friderichs’ Radio Show) 8:00p.m. thru 10:00p.m.
October 29, 2011 – Private Party Engagement – Scot Albertson Quartet in Westport, C
December 14th – Guest Appearance – Annual Holiday Party for “The American Merchant Marine Veterans & Seniors” hosted by Jerry Osterberg at the St. Margaret’s House, Fulton Street, Lower Manhattan..
December 30, 2011 – return to The Kitano in NYC for “Scot Albertson’s 7th Annual Pre New Year’s Eve Event” presenting the Scot Albertson Trios – two distinct Trios in a 2 Set Evening – 8:00p.m. Set – Scot, Daryl Kojak & Arthur Lipner & 10:00p.m. Set – Scot, Dr. Joe & Mayu Saeki.
January 7, 2012 – Guest Vocalist in St. Matthew’s Church in Norwalk, CT with Music Director Valerie Wyman.
January 15, 2012 – Guest Vocalist in St. Matthew’s Church with Music Director Valerie Wyman.
February 19th, 2012– Scot is a Guest Vocalist in St. Matthew’s Church with Music Director Valerie Wyman.
March 10, 2012 – Volunteered & attended the “All Things Chocolate” Benefit for the Open Door Clinic (www.opendoorclinic.org) in West Chicago, IL. A VERY fun & successful night! Thank You to Rick Kautz!
March 21, 2012 – Scot & Keith Ingham Duo perform Happy Hour in Toshi’s Living Room in the Flatiron Hotel
THANK YOU to Flutist Mayu Saeki for sitting in with us
March 25, 2012 – Guest Vocalist in St. Matthew’s Church Noon Mass with Music Director
April 7th, 2012 – Music from the 1st CD “Got A Date With Fate” was given more Radio Airplay on WMPG 90.9FM (www.wmpg.org) University Of Southern Maine – “Freedo In The Groove” Show hosted by Ross. Thank You to Ross & Zippy!
May 11th, 2012 – Friday – Debut Concert at Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC – Two Sets with Two Bands – Scot with Keith Ingham – Ron Jackson – Sedric Choukroun.
2017 SCHEDULE -
SCOT ALBERTSON LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW WITH HOST JOEL PERRY on WFDU
Sunday – Sept. 10, 2017 – 9:00a.m. time slot
**THIS RADIO INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE DEEPLY SAD PASSING OF SHOW HOST JOEL PERRY**
SCOT ALBERTSON & JOE CARTER – www.joecartermusic.com
Friday – Sept. 15, 2017 – 6:00p. – 9:00p. – NO COVER
MacIt Restaurant – 8 Main St., Norwalk CT – Tel. # 203.299.1896 – www.macitcheese.com – CELEBRATING 4 YEARS OF BUSINESS!
SCOT ALBERTSON TRIO (Return to Pangea)
Sat. – Oct. 21, 2017 – 7:00p. – 10:00p.
Pangea – 178 2nd Ave. (between East 11th & East 12th streets), NYC – Tel. # 212.995.0900 – www.pangeanyc.com
$15.00 Cover with Reservation (contact Scot via scot@scotalbertson to be placed on Door List) or $20.00 at the door
$20.00 Food / Drink Minimum – Full Dinner Menu available
**THANK YOU TO CHRIST CHURCH & TO ALL WHO JOINED US FOR A VERY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR THE CHURCH JUNE 3, 2017 IN EAST NORWALK CT!!**
VIEW Project 142 Concert Series Schedule via www.project142.org
Scot Albertson – Artistic Director
Nov. 2010 Scuba Diving UPDATE:
Scot is a member of the Open Ocean / Shark Tank Dive Team @ the Norwalk Maritime Center / Aquarium. This is a NEW Pilot Program @ the Maritime Center / Aquarium promulgating in November to promote the realization to the public to mutual coexistence of Sharks and Human Beings (divers) in the water without fear or happenstance.
Norwalk Maritime Center / Aquarium – www.maritimeaquarium.org
Personnel on NEW 6th CD:
Scot Albertson – Vocals & Producer
Sean Conly – Bass
Vince Cherico – Drums & Percussion
George Small – Piano
Matt Baker – Piano
Ron Jackson – Eastman 7 String Guitar
Mayu Saeki – Flute
Christos Rafalides – Vibes
NEW 6th CD Released June 17, 2013 at Symphony Space Concert in NYC
All Performances are self produced and self directed.
Scot is also an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer having traveled to many corners of the globe doing so.
Please visit the rest of www.scotalbertson.com for upcoming Performance Dates, YouTube performance videos, CDs and a NEW Underwater Photography Gallery.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / (203)-840-1024.