Scott Mayo

"I’m very excited to be a part of the family of artists for Reunion Blues. I use the RB Continental line of saxophone cases and couldn’t be happier. They look great, the small, compact size and the light-weight design makes them easy to carry and fit in any overhead compartment when I travel and, the best part for me, they REALLY protect my babies – my horns! I’ve searched a long time for cases that can fit my demanding lifestyle and whether I’m in the studio, on the set or on the road, Reunion Blues is simply the best!"

“I use RBX Saxophone stands because they’re the sturdiest I’ve ever used, they look fantastic and have kept my horns protected and steady. The stand design keeps the horns really balanced and grounded plus the provided spaces for my additional horn pegs give them even more value. Whether in a concert hall, on the set of Dancing With The Stars or on a movie sound stage, I know without a doubt that all my horns are standing safe and sound.” 

-Scott Mayo

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Scott Mayo has toured the world with numerous artists and is a fixture in the Los Angeles music scene playing saxophone, flute, clarinet and piano. Mayo is also a professional singer. Behind the microphone and behind the scenes, Mayo is known for his versatile style and ability move freely within any musical genre from pop, R&B, rock, jazz, classical to hip hop. Additionally, he is a Yamaha® artist and has been a featured artist representing RICO Reeds® for the past 20 years.  Mayo is also honored to be among the family of artist endorsers for Reunion Blues® cases and Westone® in-ear monitors

TV & FILM

No stranger to television, Mayo has performed on numerous shows including, “American Idol,” “The Voice,”  “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Singing Bee.” In 2013, Mayo performed in the house band for the “65th Primetime Emmy Awards® “ and for the “MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Bruce Springsteen.”

At the 2011 Grammy Awards®, Mayo shared the stage with Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq during the in a toe-tapping tribute to the late “King of Rock n’ Soul,” Solomon Burke.  

During the 2011 BET Awards, Mayo was the featured saxophone soloist honoring the late Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Mayo was also featured playing flute with Queen Latifah as part of 2011 BET Awards tribute to seventies jazz poet, Gil Scott-Heron

Mayo can also be heard on soundtracks for the 2013 animated film, Epic and Happy Feet Two in 2011. 

TOURING

Mayo is currently working and touring with Brazilian legend, Sergio Mendes. Mayo sings and plays saxophone, flute, and keyboards.

Throughout 2010 and 2011, audiences have seen Mayo playing flute, saxophone with Grammy Award-winning artist, Rickie Lee Jones

Among R&B audiences, Mayo is perhaps best known for his work with, Earth Wind & Fire. 

Mayo toured the globe with the group for more than six years playing saxophone and flute. He is particularly lauded for his stirring on-stage saxophone solo during the beloved hit, “Reasons” featured on the Earth, Wind & Fire: Plugged In & Live album

In 2010, Mayo performed with Band from TV, a charity cover band whose members include TV actors, Hugh Laurie, Greg Grunberg of  “Heroes” and Scott Grimes of “ER.”

ARRANGING & WRITING

Mayo is also passionate about writing music for his own projects and for other artists. 

He arranged the horns and other woodwinds for seven songs on Bom Tempo, the Latin Grammy-winning album from Brazilian legend, Sergio Mendes. The album includes Mayo’s skills on the saxophone, flute and clarinet. Mayo also arranged horns and performed 19 songs for Mendes’ 2010 summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, and recently performed again with Mendes at the Hollywood Bowl in 2013.

AWARDS & PRODUCING 

Mayo received a Best R&B Album Grammy nomination for producing the Oleta Adams album, Moving On. Mayo also received a Grammy nomination as the featured performer on Gerald Wilson’s Theme from Monterey. Mayo continues his role as the lead saxophonist in The Gerald Wilson Orchestra

In 2012, Mayo produced Drawn to You, the 12th album from jazz vocalist, Kevyn Lettau. The album also includes Mayo’s talents as a singer, musician and arranger.  

SOLO PROJECTS

Mayo just completed his sophomore album, Testimony, which features his professional singing chops and a R&B/Pop style. Mayo’s jazzy instrumental debut album, Low Angle View showcase his talents as a multi-instrumentalist

“I’ve always enjoyed collaborating with other artists on their projects, but it’s also a great feeling to see my own work come to light,” said Mayo. Mayo wrote every song on Testimony including “Round and Round,” which was covered by Earth Wind & Fire.

OTHER ARTIST PERFORMANCES

CeeLo Green, Mariah Carey, Usher, Blake Shelton, Shakira, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Bolton, Luther Vandross, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Ice Cube, and Brazilian guitarist, Dori Caymmi.

Scott has also worked with Sergio Mendes on his latest recording featuring eclectic and upbeat Brazilian rhythms, and featuring guest vocalists John Legend, Janelle Monae among others. The album will be available in May in advance of the 2014 World Cup. 

President of Sony Music Masterworks, said: “2014 will be an exciting year for Brazil and Brazilian music – and Sergio Mendes’ new album will be one of the records of the year. Everybody at Sony Music Masterworks looks forward to working with this true icon to deliver another outstanding contribution to one of the greatest catalogs in the business.”

 

Website: http://scottmayomusic.com

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