Donn Scott Shetler – Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Donn Scott Shetler, Piano/Flute/Clarinet Instructor, Mass Ave Music, Cambridge, MAHas been teaching in Porter Square for over a decade after inheriting the position from his teacher and coplayer  saxophonist Dennis Taylor, whose three books for Hal leonard publications “Blues Saxophone,” “Jazz Saxophone,” and “Amazing Phrasing” represent some of the finest instructional writing on the subject. Scott studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with legendary jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp and classical clarinetist David Kreuter. He has toured extensively throughout Europe, Russia, and Turkey, with blues, soul, jazz, and gospel artists. Among his shows in the U.S. were a concert at Carnegie Hall with the late Gene Pitney,  a date at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz Festival with the late Johnny Adams, and hundreds of performances at Red Sox games with the Hot Tamale Brass Band.

  • Scott cowrote Mighty Sam McClain’s gospel anthem “Show Me The Way,” which was recorded  with Jon Bon Jovi for the 2008 album Give Us Your Poor. The song won the gospel category of the International Songwriting Competition in 2009.
  • He composed the “New Cambridge March” for the 2004 feature film Fever Pitch with Drew Barrymore.
  • He cowrote and recorded “Three Aces Club” with late Atlantic session man Harry Vann Walls (author of the Big Joe Turner hit “Chains Of Love”).He arranged and recorded with Anson Funderburgh and Debbie Davies on the album Grand Union for Otis Grand.
  • Scott played and arranged horns on all of Michelle Willson’s albums for Rounder Records including Wake Up Call (Winner of the 2001 Boston Music Awards for best blues album.)
  • He did arranging and playing on Paul Rishell and Annie Rains’ Handy Award-winning album Moving To The Country and on Chris Fitz’s “Never Been to Memphis,” which won an award in the International Songwriting Competition.

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