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Scott Kyle

Studio Faculty, Jazz Trombone

Scott Kyle

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Trombonist Scott Kyle has played with many top jazz and pop performers, including Louie Bellson, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Sammy Nestico, Clark Terry, George Duke, Kim Richmond, Guy Barker, Scott Whitfield, Gilbert Castellanos, Bob Magnuson, Charles McPherson, Roger Kellaway, Ted Nash, Tom Kubis, Bill Liston, Wayne Bergeron, Jay Anderson, Dave Witham, Ron Stout, Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Rosario Giuliani, the Four Tops, Johnny Mathis and the Temptations. Scott’s first CD as a leader, Full Circle, was released in 2005. It also features Christopher Hollyday. Full Circle was acclaimed by critics and received extensive airplay on many jazz stations around the country. Scott’s second CD as a leader, Facing East, also features Rick Helzer. It will be released in January of 2007. In addition, Scott has recorded with Dick Dale, Jeff Bunnell, Scott and Andy Martin, John Patatucci, Brad Steinwehe and Big Time Operator. Further information is available at

Originally from Seal Beach, California, Scott has studied jazz with Charles Wackerman, John Prince, Bill Watrous, Charlie Shoemake, Bill Yeager, Richard Thompson and Rick Helzer. Scott first achieved recognition as a jazz soloist in high school, when he was named outstanding soloist of the Monterey Jazz Festival. He earned a BA in Economics from UCLA in 1981 and became a CPA in 1986. Scott lived in Page, Arizona, near Lake Powell, from 1984 to 2002, enjoying his family, the outdoors, and his job of managing a major economic development project on the Navajo Indian reservation. In Arizona, he began teaching jazz as a volunteer assistant band director at Page High School. He also taught jazz history at Coconino Community College. In 2002, Scott relocated to San Diego, where he earned an MA in jazz studies at SDSU. He now teaches jazz and plays regularly around San Diego.