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My concert review is on Dave Scott Jazz Ensemble. They perform regularly on Mondays at Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar down in The Gas Lamp Quarter on 5th and F Street. If you’re a native to San Diego, you will know who Dave Scott is. You can see Dave on KUSI-TV news as the weekend meteorologist. Dave is also a well respected jazz musician and songwriter. He plays the trombone and studied under Bill Watrous, a Grammy Award winner who has worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Johnny Richards, and Woody Herman. Dave also lends his vocal talents to a few of the jazz pieces in his ensemble such as “Once in a Dream”, “Night is Young”, and “Ready for a Sunny Day”. Dave’s jazz ensemble is a quintet and includes Bill Shreeve on sax, Lynn Willard on piano, Gary Nieves on drums, and Justin Grinnell on bass. Dave will also sometimes have guest appearances from some featured performers such as Hollis Gentry on sax, Tommy Aros on Latin Percussions, and Pat Fitzpatrick on electrical bass. Some of the songs were composed and arranged by Dave Scott or Bill Shreeve. I was able to catch their performance this Monday night on August 4th. I was able to listen in on a few pieces during my one hour and thirty minutes there. One of the pieces was titled “Blue Cheer.” The piece was highlight with the solo play of the saxophone player, Bill Shreeve. I found out after the performance that this piece was arranged and composed by Bill himself. It explains the dominant play of the sax in this particular piece. The piece was mellow yet had an upbeat feel to it. The bass provided a steady beat throughout the piece and the drums and symbols provided a mellow rhythm to the piece. The piano play was very subtle; you would have to really focus in on the piece to hear the piano player. There was a distinct rhythm throughout the piece provided by the sax. The piece...

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