Scott Adair, Music, Bands,
Greensboro, NC, Greensboro NC,
Musician Scott Adair, Music, Bands,
Greensboro, NC, Greensboro NC,
Musician, Susun Coleman Miller
Scott Adair Music
Greetings . . .
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Scott Adair (Michael Scott Adair to be exact) and I am a professional musician residing in
Over the years I have developed a business (Scott Adair Music) that enables me to perform primarily on all saxophones (with some
secondary “doubling” on flute and clarinet) and piano (with or without vocals). My business also enables me to handle bookings for myself
and others serving as an entertainment representative.
In addition I have remained active as a private music instructor for various instrumentalists and vocalists. My teaching focuses on modern
music theory, improvisation and reading.
I am also involved with studio recording projects for various artists and I am able to assist aspiring musicians and vocalists by producing,
arranging and recording their musical projects.
I also enjoy my work with other regional bands as a sideman working under their leader or as a contractor by handling bookings for them.
These groups cover an immense spectrum of musical styles.
Music has enabled me to tour all over the United States, Europe, Canada, South America, Australia and the Caribbean. I have been
fortunate to have performed at venues ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York to the jazz clubs of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to the top
showrooms in Las Vegas to the concert halls of Australia and Europe.
I have also enjoyed being an “adjunct” saxophonist with several symphony orchestras and I really miss the days of The US Airways Jazz
Orchestra. We were official musical ambassadors for the airlines and we represented them at functions all over the US, Canada, Europe
and Bermuda. What fun that was.
All in all I am very grateful that my career involves doing what I love most – music and travel. I am fortunate that I have had so many great
experiences and memories from my travels, from my performances and from the camaraderie with my fellow musicians as well as with other
friends I have made along the way.
My Story continues
My regional engagements with my own group The Scott Adair
Band (sometimes referred to as The Scott Adair Dance
Band), have always been the cornerstone of my business.
We play the classic repertoire in all styles of popular dance
music - ranging from Ballroom Music to Rock and Roll – from
Beach, Motown and Popular Oldies to Swing and Big Band.
We also offer popular ethnic favorites and other specialties.
The Scott Adair Band (normally five pieces including a
female vocalist) has the flexibility to expand to a much larger
ensemble if necessary. We often reduce the size of the band
down to one or two pieces – sometimes a trio – to provide
quiet and elegant music in more intimate settings when dance
music is not needed.
The Scott Adair Band performs for large weddings and
corporate events at hotels, country clubs and banquet
facilities . We also enjoy performing at smaller venues and for
private family events – perhaps an intimate anniversary
celebration, a backyard cook out, a family reunion or a
surprise birthday party. We can effectively provide great
music for large and small events - music for families and
music for corporations, small businesses and social
organizations of all types.
The Scott Adair Band lounging at the Country Club
|When Bill Clinton ran for President in 1992 he made an appearance
in Greensboro. I provided music and offered him my horn. He walked
over and we chatted briefly about saxophone mouthpieces !!
|Sharing the microphone with the legendary Duke Fakhir
in concert with The Four Tops in Chesapeake VA
One of my most fond musical experiences was a tour of Australia in
2006 with Billy “Crash” Craddock who happens to be a hometown
boy from Greensboro. Crash was a major country rock star during
the 1970’s. When he was a young man early in his career he was a
sensation in Australia before his career took off here in the states.
He sold millions of hit records in Australia in the early to mid 1950’s.
Our tour was his first return trip Down Under and he was greeted
with a hero’s welcome. We toured with Leslie Gore, Bobby Vee and
some of Australia’s legendary musicians from the 1950’s and 60’s.
What a trip!
|Hometown legend, Billy "Crash" Craddock, at a ceremony dedicating a
Greensboro bridge in his honor
I have toured extensively with The Four Tops and The Temptations. I now manage one of their preferred horn sections known as The
Carolina Horns. I performed with The Four Tops at one of the inaugural balls in DC during The 1993 Presidential Inaguration. I also
appeared on two national television broadcasts with The Four Tops and our horn section backed them up numerous times in the top
showrooms in Las Vegas. In 2006 I performed for two functions with the Four Tops in Detroit Michigan during Superbowl XL. A real thrill
for me was appearing at Carnegie Hall in the horn section for The Four Tops and The Temptations.
Music has also allowed me to share the stage with artists
such as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, The Four Tops and
The Temptations, Bob Hope, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra,
Ray Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Cab Calloway, Aretha
Franklin, Frankie Valli, Red Skelton, Perry Como, Lou
Rawls, Bill Cosby, Steve Lawrence, The Drifters, Johnny
Mathis, Jerry Lewis, The Supremes and numerous others.
I have also provided music for several key political figures
including President George H. W. Bush, Senator Ted
Kennedy, President Bill Clinton and General Colin Powell.
|I was able to join The Charlotte Symphony and play behind
one of my all time favorites, the incomparable Ray Charles
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