Award-winning jazz pianist and composer Scott Routenberg presents Supermoon, the Scott Routenberg Trio’s second album on Summit Records following 2017’s critically acclaimed Every End is a Beginning. Routenberg is joined once again by Nick Tucker on bass and Cassius Goens III on drums. The dynamic, intense and critically-acclaimed trio has been lauded as “an example of moving forward in jazz music” (Chamber Music America), with Routenberg hailed as a “rising-star jazz pianist…who has found his own voice in the modern mainstream” (JAZZIZ). Supermoon features 10 new original compositions by Routenberg, all inspired by his two young children—enjoy this impressionistic picture of youthful energy, inquisitiveness, love and beauty.
Dr. Scott Routenberg enjoys a versatile and prolific career as an award-winning composer, arranger, jazz pianist and orchestrator. In 2004, Scott was the first jazz songwriter to win the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Contest Maxell Song of the Year. Other awards and honors include the 2017 International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers SONIC Award for Best Arrangement, 2016 ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize, the ASCAP David Rose Scholarship, Composer Scholar at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, the ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award, and the Downbeat Student Award for Best Extended Length Composition. Routenberg has received multiple commissions as an arranger for the Grammy winning Metropole Orkest under Vince Mendoza, and has had orchestral premieres by the Atlanta, Houston, Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, among many others. Dr. Routenberg is currently Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano at Ball State University, where he received the 2018-2019 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Endeavor Award for the School of Music. This fall and winter, Dr. Routenberg will serve on the jury of the prestigious American Pianists Association Jazz Piano Competition Premiere Series, where he will help choose the $100,000 Cole Porter Fellowship winner.
“Rising-star pianists bring creativity and individuality to crowded field…” -Scott Yanow for Jazziz