ScottWorks | The Raymond Scott Festival

We’re Reckless Night Music—Raymond Scott’s family—and though we recently announced a September 2020 online version of our event, we’re sorry to have to post this update: due to serious logistical challenges related  to  COVID-19, we’ve had to postpone our festival for the time being.  This was a painful decision for us but ultimately the health and safety of all concerned had to come first.  Stay tuned for updates and this site has been reverted to a retrospective of our 2018 event at the Colony Theatre in Burbank CA.


Find out more about Raymond Scott’s life at our primary website

An Afternoon Symposium/Webinar

Our September 2018 afternoon event celebrated Scott’s creative and technical legacy, with music, panel discussions on Scott-related themes, and interactive exhibits.

Presenters and Panelists

We had many special guests and panelists who each brought a unique perspective to the event–some who worked alongside Raymond Scott, and others who were inspired by him.

An Evening Concert

We had an evening concert featured various performers with their own interpretations of Raymond Scott’s timeless music, including electronic music performances.

PANELISTS, PRESENTERS AND SPECIAL GUESTS

This section is currently a retrospective list that  includes most of our panelists, presenters and musicians from 2018.

DJ Alxndr
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DJ Alxndr

Tiffany Anders
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Tiffany Anders

Jerry Beck
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Jerry Beck

Dave Brown
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Dave Brown

Stu Brown
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Stu Brown

Irwin Chusid
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Irwin Chusid

Jeremy Cohen
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Jeremy Cohen

Herb Deutsch
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Herb Deutsch

Dr. Les Deutsch
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Dr. Les Deutsch

Corey Goldberg
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Corey Goldberg

Daniel Goldmark
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Daniel Goldmark

Skip Heller
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Skip Heller

Jack Hertz
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Jack Hertz

Brian Kehew
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Brian Kehew

Morgan Neville
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Morgan Neville

Martin Olson
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Martin Olson

Ego Plum
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Ego Plum

Tom Rhea
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Tom Rhea

Beth Sorrentino
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Beth Sorrentino

Byron Werner
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Byron Werner

Michael Whelan
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Michael Whelan

Jeff Winner
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Jeff Winner

DAYTIME PROGRAM--JUST A PLACEHOLDER AT THE MOMENT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN WE CAN POST A DETAILED SCHEDULE FOR OUR NEXT SCOTTWORKS.

NEWS AND UPDATES

Our News and Updates  keeps all informed of latest developments and breaking news–currently a retrospective of 2018.  We’ll be updating when we have more news.

Have a look back at the September 7th  L.A. Times article about Raymond Scott and the festival.  Click here to read.

Also–we had a pretty incredible new addition to our fest–a new modern version of the Raymond Scott Fascination Machine–it’s kind of a micro–Electronium with 5 different modes and random pattern generation. Huge thanks to everyone at Rebel Technology, the London based collective that pulled this off. off. https://www.rebeltech.org/  See our promo video below.

Have a look back as Skip Heller rehearses his Reckless Night Ensemble for the festival concert.  Excerpts from three tunes, the mysterious and not so well known Naked City, the usually electronic Portofino done with traditional instruments, and Powerhouse. See below in video section or  click here.

EVENING PROGRAM

On Saturday Night, Jeff Winner produced  a tribute to Scott’s legendary creativity and his multi-dimensional career. This unique concert was an evening filled with interpretations of Raymond Scott’s timeless music, including electronic music performances.

Three-time Grammy Award nominees Quartet San Francisco, led by Jeremy Cohen, expanded the reach of chamber music as they interpreted 1930s ‘cartoon jazz” by the Raymond Scott Quintette.  Check out their  previous YouTube performance of Scott’s The Penguin. 

Guitarist/Bandleader Skip Heller works in many musical genres — from Philly Jazz to rockabilly, soul and exotica.  He’s also a real authority on Raymond Scott.  Skip and his Reckless Night Ensemble took a deep dive into the Raymond Scott catalogue and brought  new life to Scott’s Quintette, big band, orchestral and electronic compositions from the 1940s-60s. 

 

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Questions? email info@raymondscott.net

And though the 2018 Festival is over, we encourage our community to keep spreading the word about Raymond Scott through their social media and personal contacts.

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VENUE

Thanks again to Brenda Ramirez Kalcoff, Genetra Tull and all the staff at the beautiful Colony Theater in Burbank, CA.  They were essential to the success of our event.

555 N 3rd St,
Burbank, CA 91502

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLONY THEATER

BUY TICKETS

The event is over, so no more ticket sales…but stay tuned.

FRIENDS AND PARTNERS

ABOUT THE TEAM

Deborah Scott Studebaker
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Deborah Scott Studebaker

Producer and Managing Partner

Sheri Timmons
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Sheri Timmons

Event Producer

Brian Kehew
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Brian Kehew

Event Producer

Carrie Makover
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Carrie Makover

Web Crafter & Partner

Stan Warnow
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Stan Warnow

Producer and Managing Partner

Irwin Chusid
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Irwin Chusid

Master of Ceremonies

Jeff Winner
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Jeff Winner

Concert Producer

Elizabeth Adams
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Elizabeth Adams

Partner at Reckless Night Music