Testimony

COMMUNITY AND PRESS 

 ALL EVENTS
"He is one of the most unique American artists in that his sound is a fusion of funk, jazz, blues, gospel and soul".

BURBANK LEADER 
“It’s a great piece (“The Sun Will Rise”)…it’s mostly a blues piece.  The string quartet provides a blues base that encourages the saxophone to improvise.  It’s programmatic to the Katrina tragedy, respectful and hopeful”. 

INDIE PULSE MUSIC MAGAZINE
"Scott Detweiler, a fantastic guitarist and artist..."

LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Scott Detweiler will be performing and if good music is what you're after, then you won't be disappointed"

PASADENA WEEKLY
“He was the first blues artist to premiere an original blues chamber composition, “The Sun Will Rise,” and follow with a performance by his jazz quartet, in Los Angeles.  Before his “overnight” success, Detweiler studied orchestration with Ellis Marsalis, writing for strings with Henry Mancini and lyric writing with K.A. Parker. Impressive resume.” 

 SANTA MONICA PUBLIC LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES  
“The Detweiler opus (“The Sun Will Rise: a Chamber Piece in Four Movements for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet”) was great.  Who would expect a string quartet to really rock? The integration of the bluesy sax was very satisfying…” 

 WAVELENGTH MAGAZINE
“Ballad meets funk…..instrumental dexterity is only one characteristic of his music.  Detweiler has a superbly powerful  voice, controlled and delicate at times.” 

 

RADIO 

PAM BAUMGARTNER – rock radio personality (KPPQ Ventura, California) 
“I'm super jazzed to have included Scott Detweiler's "True to You" on my radio show.  So funky, so good! Looking forward to hearing more from Scott in the future!” 

MARTIN PERLICH – classical music radio personality (KCSN Los Angeles, California)
“Detweiler is a unique American composer ….” 

BOBBY ZENO – blues radio personality (KPFK Los Angeles, California)
“Scott is a very unusual  artist….” 

 

ARTISTS AND EDUCATORS 

FERNANDO DEL VALLE – lyric tenor 
“I love Detweiler’s “Hail Mary” (from “Magnificat In Blue”)…. 

ROBERT HANLEY – actor and author 
“Scott Detweiler’s MAGNIFICAT IN BLUE is an exceptional piece of art. It could be titled Heart & Soul—an ‘eye-opening’ communion of the heart of great New Orleans blues with the food-for-the-soul that all of us need who strive to live by the Word of God. I was particularly drawn to “Gabriel’s Song,” as it instantly provided a deeper feeling of God’s greatness for me, today—and it happened centuries ago! Thank you, Scott Detweiler for creating and performing this unique interpretation of the Magnificat!” 

DALE JENNINGS - bassist/producer
“Scott is an amazing guitarist, singer and composer…” 

ELLIS MARSALIS – composer/performer/educator 
“Scott has the work ethic necessary to be a strong composer...”  

LARRY MCRAY –saxophonist 
“I’ve played with them all….Scott has something special..."

BOBBY “HURRICANE” SPENCER - saxophonist  
"He’s a motherf#%&er…” 

DR. ROSCOE WASHINGTON - JONES - educator
“…Detweiler is an important artist of our time…”