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"Keyboardist Scott Chasolen is a standout who commands an impressive repertoire of evocative synth voices, in addition to having the ability to get funky on Rhodes, organ, and clavinet." 

 

-Jazztimes Magazine

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Scott Chasolen is a New York City based pianist/keyboardist, songwriter, composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and music producer.

 

His music career began in the 90’s when he was a teenager playing clubs in New York City. By the time he was in his early twenties Scott was earning a degree in jazz performance at New School University while maintaining a hectic schedule creating, recording and touring relentlessly with his landmark jazz/funk group ulu. Between 1998 and 2003 ulu played over a thousand shows with bands and artists such as John Scofield, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Moe., Lettuce, Mickey Hart, Amphibian, Soulive, Melvin SparksGalactic, Jazz is Dead, De La Soul and many others. During that time ulu released 4 albums: ulu (1998), Live at the Wetlands (2000), What’s the Deal (2001) and Nerve (2003).

Scott's true home is the stage, and throughout his career he’s had the honor of performing with a wide range of talented musicians, including: Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Carlos Alomar (David Bowie), Jim Keller (Tommy Tutone), Dave Malone (Radiators), Luther Dickinson (Black Crowes), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Dave Grippo (Giant Country Horns), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Michael Falzarano (Hot Tuna), Norbert Stachel (Roger Waters, Tower Of Power), Donnie Dacus (Chicago) and Dave Gellis (Blood Sweat and Tears).

 

For over fifteen years Scott’s been performing across the country and around the world as the keyboardist and backing vocalist for the highly acclaimed Pink Floyd tribute band, The Machine. On stage with The Machine Scott masterfully recreates the sounds of Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright with his own infectious energy and improvisational nuance. Endorsed by Moog, his live rig includes a Minimoog Voyager, Rhodes electric piano, Hohner Clavinet and a Hammond organ that he plays through a Leslie cabinet. Thus, proving himself to be a total analog gear geek!

An accomplished singer/songwriter, Scott has released 7 albums of original music: Solitude Speaks (2003), Woven (2005), Magnify (2007), Fracture (2010), Portrait (2013), Living In Limbo (2019) and Just Another Dream (2022). Drawing from a wide range of influences - from Billy Joel to Herbie Hancock to Phish - Scott’s skillful musical expression playfully weaves together elements of rock, pop, folk, funk and jazz. His heartfelt, introspective lyrics expose a sensitive artist with the power to provoke a profound response. 

Between shows Scott works in the studio as a free-lance session musician and songwriter for hire. Trusted by a variety of notable artists and producers, he’s helped write and record hundreds of songs and appears on dozens of albums. To learn more about, or to contact Scott please visit: 

www.scottchasolen.com

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