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John Legend New Album

Super excited to share “Legend”, the new double album by EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner @johnlegend and to be among the list of talented souls that brought this album to […]

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Television
Better Call Saul

Wow, what a season! From the mind of composer DavePorter to my flutes & clarinets, we had an incredible run of music for the final season of Better Call Saul. […]

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Music
Beyonce – Renaissance

SUPER excited & grateful to be on the talented team of artists that are on the new Beyonce Renaissance project!! Much love to Raphael Saadiq, Jamelle Adisa & everyone at […]

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Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes in Napa

Come join Sergio Mendes & Brazil2022 as we perform in the historic center of American winemaking, beautiful Napa, California on Friday, July 8th. We’ll be performing at the Blue Note […]

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Brazil
Sergio Mendes in Japan

Hey everyone, come join maestro Sergio Mendes and my brothers & sisters of Brazil 2022 on our first trip to Japan in 3 years! We love everything about Japan and […]

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Thoughts
Andrew Woolfolk

At this point, many of you have the news about the passing of original Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk. To say he was an inspiration to me would […]

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Music

Hard to believe that this kid who started playing Clarinet at 8 years old in Elmira, NY would ever end up playing on the 94th Academy Awards, but it just […]

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Brazil
“Meu Brasil” is done & coming to you SOON!

My upcoming album Meu Brasil is mixed & mastered and will be available SOON. I’m super excited to finally be able to share my new music with you. It’s my […]

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Music
Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas, Feliz Natal, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weinachten, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Vrolijk kerstfeest, Crăciun fericit, کریسمَسِ شُما مُبارَک باشَد & Happy Holidays from my family to yours! 💗 This […]

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Music
New John Legend Single

Super excited to be playing my beautiful tenor saxophone on the new single by @johnlegend “You Deserve It All”. We had a great time recording it in the studio and […]

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Thoughts
The Bell Tolls For Content

Scott Mayo July 29, 2021 | 5:31am   As a long-time member of the musical community, it seems that the latest dance craze sweeping across our world is called Content. […]

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Brazil
The 1st show of 2021!

Yay! We’re playing our first, post-pandemic show at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 15. More shows are being added every few days, so check my schedule fairly often to […]

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Television
Genius: Aretha

I’m excited to be among the group of musicians who are part of Genius: Aretha starring Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo.  The new 4-part series airs tonight, Sunday, March 21st […]

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Music
And the Grammy goes to..

John Legend for his Grammy Award for Best R & B album, “Bigger Love” win last night! I’m honored to be among the group of talented arrangers on this beautiful […]

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News
Go, Dog. Go! on Netflix

I’m super excited to be one of the musicians playing in the new Netflix children’s series Go, Dog. Go!. Much love to composer Paul Buckley and his team of talented souls […]

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Music
“I Know This Guy” Podcast Interview

I’m excited to be included in the diverse group of subjects interviewed by Norm Farrar AKA the Beard Guy as part of the “I Know This Guy…” series. We covered […]

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Television
Inaugural “Celebrating America” Event

In a whirlwind of a week, I got a chance to play some of my lovelies as part of tonight’s Biden/Harris Inaugural concert, Celebrating America. Much love to Musical Director […]

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Uncategorized
Happy Holidays 2020

From my family to yours, may this holiday season be full of peace and joy. Let’s welcome 2021 with an excitement and expectation of expanded peace and blessings for us […]

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Music
Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor excerpt

I recently watched a video of the great cellist, Yo Yo Ma, perform the Cello Concerto in B minor by Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák. In the 1st movement there is […]

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Music
My Early Music Education

One of the best aspects of being a part of the Yamaha Music USA family is their commitment to education. We recently spoke about the impact an early music education […]

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Music
Just added real strings!

So excited to have added live strings to my upcoming project “Meu Brasil”. I was happy to work with a great section who helped bring my writing vision into fruition […]

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Thoughts
Monuments Matter

Monuments Matter Scott Mayo July 4, 2020 | 3:27am Monuments come in many forms; bronze statues in parks, a distinguished building, sculpted faces on a mountain side, or a military […]

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News
His Left Hand

“His Left Hand” Scott Mayo June 18, 2020 | 9:05PM With the speed of our 24 hour news cycle, it’s easy to forget some of the details which sparked the […]

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News
John Legend “Bigger Love” Release

Of the things I’ve done in the studio during Covid, one of the things I’m most excited to have written & recorded for is the release of “Bigger Love” the […]

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Thoughts
Self Quarantine – Self Reflection

As we enter another month of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown here in California, many things have entered my mind. Our once normal lives seemed to disappear overnight. One day, it […]

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News
Liberty And Justice For All

Leadership cuts both ways. When you are given authority, people tend to follow your lead. If that leadership is upright, a society can be led to prosperity. If that leadership […]

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Thoughts
This Will Never Just Go Away

As published in Pasadena Now: https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/guest-opinion-scott-mayo-this-will-never-just-go-away/ For the last, few days I have tried, as best I can, to reconcile the all too familiar mixture of sadness and outrage that […]

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News
Thoughts And Music For These Strange Times

I went out to Tender Greens the other day to grab some take out and realized, when I walked in the door, that I hadn’t been there since all this […]

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Thoughts
Kobe Thoughts

It’s taken me a while to process how I’ve been feeling since hearing the news about the death of Kobe & Gigi Bryant and the seven others this past Sunday. […]

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Thoughts
2019 Year In Review

Well here we are at the end of 2019 and I can’t believe another year has passed so quickly. As I type it’s  December 27 and I, like so many […]

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News
Autumn 2019

As Summer falls away and  Autumn rolls upon us, we say goodbye to the long, warm summer days and nights while preparing for the shorter days and colder months ahead. […]

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Music
In studio moments

I’ve been having a great time in the studio lately from practicing Piccolo for a show I had with the amazing Brazilian artist, Arthur Verocai at the Lodge Room in […]

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News
21st Century Musicians

I recently was asked what it takes to be a 21st Century musician and it got me thinking. To me, what it takes to be a 21st Century musician is […]

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Music
Europe 2019

Excited to head to Europe for a few weeks with Sergio Mendes and the gang! We have a whole series of shows and I expect to have a good and […]

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Music
Spring 2019

Whoa! How is Spring here so soon? This Winter, Southern California experienced almost historic amounts of rain. The East had and continues to have super cold storms and both coasts had […]

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Thoughts
Remembering James Ingram

I am among the huge list of artists that had the blessing of being in the presence of and touched by the beautiful spirit of James Ingram. I worked with […]

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Thoughts
2019 is here!

As I write, we’re already 9 days into the new year and I still can’t believe that 2018 is over. For some of us, it was a year that opened […]

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Music
A Legendary Christmas

So we just found out that the #1 Christmas album in the country is John Legend’s new “A Legendary Christmas” and we couldn’t be happier about it! I’m excited to […]

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Music
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station”

Since the release of the new Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station” is out, we can FINALLY talk about it. I’m still overjoyed to be part of the choir of singers […]

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News
Aretha Franklin thoughts…

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing this morning, I was holding back tears from the sadness of her loss. You see, unlike many of my friends and associates, […]

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Brazil
Getting closer…

Super excited as I’ve been working away at the new project “Meu Brasil” and each day brings a new adventure but I’m beginning to see the finish line. The great […]

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Brazil
“Meu Brasil” Update

I can’t believe it’s already June 2018! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been hard at work writing and arranging for maestro Sergio Mendes on his new […]

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Music
Real Horns For You?

If you’ve been looking to add the sound of real horns on your new project, let me help you out. I’d love to create a tailor-made horn arrangement for your […]

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Sergio Mendes – Yoshi’s

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to Oakland to perform at one of our favorite music venues, Yoshi’s. Full ticket info, is below. Two shows […]

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Sergio Mendes – Yoshi’s

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to Oakland to perform at one of our favorite music venues, Yoshi’s. Full ticket info, is below. Two shows […]

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Sergio Mendes – Newport Beach

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to beautiful Newport Beach to perform at the Hyatt Regency as part of their Summer Concert series. Full ticket […]

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Music
John Legend New Album

Super excited to share “Legend”, the new double album by EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner @johnlegend and to be among the list of talented souls that brought this album to […]

View More

Television
Better Call Saul

Wow, what a season! From the mind of composer DavePorter to my flutes & clarinets, we had an incredible run of music for the final season of Better Call Saul. […]

View More

Music
Beyonce – Renaissance

SUPER excited & grateful to be on the talented team of artists that are on the new Beyonce Renaissance project!! Much love to Raphael Saadiq, Jamelle Adisa & everyone at […]

View More

Sergio Mendes
Sergio Mendes in Napa

Come join Sergio Mendes & Brazil2022 as we perform in the historic center of American winemaking, beautiful Napa, California on Friday, July 8th. We’ll be performing at the Blue Note […]

View More

Brazil
Sergio Mendes in Japan

Hey everyone, come join maestro Sergio Mendes and my brothers & sisters of Brazil 2022 on our first trip to Japan in 3 years! We love everything about Japan and […]

View More

Thoughts
Andrew Woolfolk

At this point, many of you have the news about the passing of original Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk. To say he was an inspiration to me would […]

View More

Music

Hard to believe that this kid who started playing Clarinet at 8 years old in Elmira, NY would ever end up playing on the 94th Academy Awards, but it just […]

View More

Brazil
“Meu Brasil” is done & coming to you SOON!

My upcoming album Meu Brasil is mixed & mastered and will be available SOON. I’m super excited to finally be able to share my new music with you. It’s my […]

View More

Music
Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas, Feliz Natal, Joyeux Noël, Frohe Weinachten, Feliz Navidad, Buon Natale, Vrolijk kerstfeest, Crăciun fericit, کریسمَسِ شُما مُبارَک باشَد & Happy Holidays from my family to yours! 💗 This […]

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Music
New John Legend Single

Super excited to be playing my beautiful tenor saxophone on the new single by @johnlegend “You Deserve It All”. We had a great time recording it in the studio and […]

View More

Thoughts
The Bell Tolls For Content

Scott Mayo July 29, 2021 | 5:31am   As a long-time member of the musical community, it seems that the latest dance craze sweeping across our world is called Content. […]

View More

Brazil
The 1st show of 2021!

Yay! We’re playing our first, post-pandemic show at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 15. More shows are being added every few days, so check my schedule fairly often to […]

View More

Television
Genius: Aretha

I’m excited to be among the group of musicians who are part of Genius: Aretha starring Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo.  The new 4-part series airs tonight, Sunday, March 21st […]

View More

Music
And the Grammy goes to..

John Legend for his Grammy Award for Best R & B album, “Bigger Love” win last night! I’m honored to be among the group of talented arrangers on this beautiful […]

View More

News
Go, Dog. Go! on Netflix

I’m super excited to be one of the musicians playing in the new Netflix children’s series Go, Dog. Go!. Much love to composer Paul Buckley and his team of talented souls […]

View More

Music
“I Know This Guy” Podcast Interview

I’m excited to be included in the diverse group of subjects interviewed by Norm Farrar AKA the Beard Guy as part of the “I Know This Guy…” series. We covered […]

View More

Television
Inaugural “Celebrating America” Event

In a whirlwind of a week, I got a chance to play some of my lovelies as part of tonight’s Biden/Harris Inaugural concert, Celebrating America. Much love to Musical Director […]

View More

Uncategorized
Happy Holidays 2020

From my family to yours, may this holiday season be full of peace and joy. Let’s welcome 2021 with an excitement and expectation of expanded peace and blessings for us […]

View More

Music
Antonín Dvořák – Cello Concerto in B minor excerpt

I recently watched a video of the great cellist, Yo Yo Ma, perform the Cello Concerto in B minor by Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák. In the 1st movement there is […]

View More

Music
My Early Music Education

One of the best aspects of being a part of the Yamaha Music USA family is their commitment to education. We recently spoke about the impact an early music education […]

View More

Music
Just added real strings!

So excited to have added live strings to my upcoming project “Meu Brasil”. I was happy to work with a great section who helped bring my writing vision into fruition […]

View More

Thoughts
Monuments Matter

Monuments Matter Scott Mayo July 4, 2020 | 3:27am Monuments come in many forms; bronze statues in parks, a distinguished building, sculpted faces on a mountain side, or a military […]

View More

News
His Left Hand

“His Left Hand” Scott Mayo June 18, 2020 | 9:05PM With the speed of our 24 hour news cycle, it’s easy to forget some of the details which sparked the […]

View More

News
John Legend “Bigger Love” Release

Of the things I’ve done in the studio during Covid, one of the things I’m most excited to have written & recorded for is the release of “Bigger Love” the […]

View More

Thoughts
Self Quarantine – Self Reflection

As we enter another month of the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown here in California, many things have entered my mind. Our once normal lives seemed to disappear overnight. One day, it […]

View More

News
Liberty And Justice For All

Leadership cuts both ways. When you are given authority, people tend to follow your lead. If that leadership is upright, a society can be led to prosperity. If that leadership […]

View More

Thoughts
This Will Never Just Go Away

As published in Pasadena Now: https://www.pasadenanow.com/main/guest-opinion-scott-mayo-this-will-never-just-go-away/ For the last, few days I have tried, as best I can, to reconcile the all too familiar mixture of sadness and outrage that […]

View More

News
Thoughts And Music For These Strange Times

I went out to Tender Greens the other day to grab some take out and realized, when I walked in the door, that I hadn’t been there since all this […]

View More

Thoughts
Kobe Thoughts

It’s taken me a while to process how I’ve been feeling since hearing the news about the death of Kobe & Gigi Bryant and the seven others this past Sunday. […]

View More

Thoughts
2019 Year In Review

Well here we are at the end of 2019 and I can’t believe another year has passed so quickly. As I type it’s  December 27 and I, like so many […]

View More

News
Autumn 2019

As Summer falls away and  Autumn rolls upon us, we say goodbye to the long, warm summer days and nights while preparing for the shorter days and colder months ahead. […]

View More

Music
In studio moments

I’ve been having a great time in the studio lately from practicing Piccolo for a show I had with the amazing Brazilian artist, Arthur Verocai at the Lodge Room in […]

View More

News
21st Century Musicians

I recently was asked what it takes to be a 21st Century musician and it got me thinking. To me, what it takes to be a 21st Century musician is […]

View More

Music
Europe 2019

Excited to head to Europe for a few weeks with Sergio Mendes and the gang! We have a whole series of shows and I expect to have a good and […]

View More

Music
Spring 2019

Whoa! How is Spring here so soon? This Winter, Southern California experienced almost historic amounts of rain. The East had and continues to have super cold storms and both coasts had […]

View More

Thoughts
Remembering James Ingram

I am among the huge list of artists that had the blessing of being in the presence of and touched by the beautiful spirit of James Ingram. I worked with […]

View More

Thoughts
2019 is here!

As I write, we’re already 9 days into the new year and I still can’t believe that 2018 is over. For some of us, it was a year that opened […]

View More

Music
A Legendary Christmas

So we just found out that the #1 Christmas album in the country is John Legend’s new “A Legendary Christmas” and we couldn’t be happier about it! I’m excited to […]

View More

Music
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station”

Since the release of the new Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station” is out, we can FINALLY talk about it. I’m still overjoyed to be part of the choir of singers […]

View More

News
Aretha Franklin thoughts…

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing this morning, I was holding back tears from the sadness of her loss. You see, unlike many of my friends and associates, […]

View More

Brazil
Getting closer…

Super excited as I’ve been working away at the new project “Meu Brasil” and each day brings a new adventure but I’m beginning to see the finish line. The great […]

View More

Brazil
“Meu Brasil” Update

I can’t believe it’s already June 2018! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been hard at work writing and arranging for maestro Sergio Mendes on his new […]

View More

Music
Real Horns For You?

If you’ve been looking to add the sound of real horns on your new project, let me help you out. I’d love to create a tailor-made horn arrangement for your […]

View More

Sergio Mendes – Yoshi’s

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to Oakland to perform at one of our favorite music venues, Yoshi’s. Full ticket info, is below. Two shows […]

View More

Sergio Mendes – Yoshi’s

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to Oakland to perform at one of our favorite music venues, Yoshi’s. Full ticket info, is below. Two shows […]

View More

Sergio Mendes – Newport Beach

Come join maestro Sergio Mendes and Brazil 2022 as we return to beautiful Newport Beach to perform at the Hyatt Regency as part of their Summer Concert series. Full ticket […]

View More