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Friday, April 27th


Tony Scodwell



Born in Beloit, Wisconsin 1942

Down Beat Magazine full scholarship winner to Berklee School of Music, Boston, Mass. 1961

Stan Kenton Orchestra - 1st mellophonium Recorded "Artistry In Bossa Nova", Stan Kenton Presents Jean Turner" Recorded "Concert In England" album 1962 - 63

Tommy Dorsey Band featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr. trumpet Recorded Tommy Dorsey "Hello Dolly" album 1964

Harry James Band - 1st trumpet. Recorded "Meet The Bandleaders" video. Recorded "Green Onions and Other Hits", "Our Leader", "Ballads And The Beat" albums 1964

WDR (West German Radio) studio big band - 1st trumpet 1965

Buddy Rich Big Band 1st trumpet. Recorded Sammy Davis and Buddy Rich "The Sounds of '66" 1966

Harrah's Reno (Nevada) House Band - trumpet 1966-1968

Harry James Band - 1st trumpet. Recorded "The Golden Trumpet of Harry James" and videos "Meet The Band Leaders". Appearances on Ed Sullivan Show, Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 1968

Frank Sinatra, Jr. Band - featured trumpet Recorded NBC-TV special 1969

Johnny Haig Relief Orchestra, Las Vegas - trumpet. Performed in six different hotel showrooms a week for every major star to work in Las Vegas including Sammy Davis, Jr., Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Cher, Ann-Margaret, Andy Williams, Johnny Carson, Buddy Hackett, Liberace and many more 1970-1979

Caesar's Palace House Orchestra - trumpet - 1980-1982

Frontier Hotel House Orchestra - trumpet, orchestra contractor - 1982-1988

Freelance trumpet - Las Vegas, Nevada 1989 - present

Doc Severinsen Tonight Show Big Band road concerts trumpet 1995-2002

Doc Severinsen (pops concerts) 1st trumpet, road manager 2003-2007 Performance venues included The Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Carnegie Hall, New York City

Ongoing:

Tony Scodwell Big Band performances throughout U.S. including several in City of Las Vegas: April 2010, May 2009, December 2009, Clark County, Nevada, City of Henderson, Nevada (April 2010) venues and Las Vegas hotels

Maker of custom built trumpets (Scodwell USA) for professionals with sales worldwide. Currently collaborating with Schagerl Trumpet Mfg., Mank, Austria. Recent sale to Cirque du Soleil for featured trumpet soloist in "Elvis" at City Center, Las Vegas, NV

Guest artist/soloist with Beloit/Janesville (Wisconsin) Symphony numerous occasions 1970 - 2007, many times appearing as a fundraiser for the symphony. Guest trumpet clinician to numerous Wisconsin high school bands 1963 - 2007.

Trumpet clinician with college jazz bands around the U.S. most recently Tennessee State University 2009

Solo performer with symphony pops orchestras in the U.S. including Minnesota Orchestra, 2007, Hilton Head, South Carolina Symphony, 2009

Music Affiliations:

International Trumpet Guild

Las Vegas Jazz Society

KUNV University of Nevada Las Vegas jazz radio


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