Jazz is and will always be my first love.

Oscar Peterson is at the top of my personal heap in terms of musical heroes.

Musicians just don’t get better than this.

 

SCOTT WHITTINGTON

 Piano and vocals. Jazz and popular songs by request.

 

Musical Influences

 

It was a very sad day for me when he passed away.  Other performers that have touched me in one way or another over the years are far too numerous to mention, but honourable mentions must be made to…Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Michael Buble, James Taylor, Billy Joel, Elton John… And then there are the great powerhouse jazz-based rock bands from the seventies which had a massive influence on a generation or two of players, including me:  Tower of Power, early Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Steely Dan…

 

 

 

Performance at opening of restored Royal Connaught Hotel

Hamilton, ON.

 

 

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