Andy Scott is available for commissions, performances and workshops. This section provides all the information you need to know about how to go about commissioning a piece or arranging a performance or workshop. Please have a look at the relevant section and do get in touch if you have any questions.
How to commission a piece
Whether you are a professional musician or would like a unique gift for a musical friend or relative, an original work by Andy Scott may be just what you’re looking for. Andy has over 20 years experience of composing and writing commissioned works for leading soloists and ensembles, so whatever your instrument or ensemble, please get in touch to discuss your ideas.
If you haven’t commissioned a piece before and are not a musician yourself, it would be helpful if you could think about the length of piece you’d like, the instrumentation and when you would need it to be completed before contacting us. All commissions come with a special exclusivity agreement, giving you complete rights over the performance of the new work for the first year of its life.
Andy has been commissioned by a wide range of leading soloists, ensembles and promoters, including virtuoso guitarist Craig Ogden, the Lancashire Sinfonietta, Foden’s Band and the World Saxophone Congress.
Please click to visit the Composer section for further details of Andy Scott’s commissions.
How to book a performance
If you are a programmer for a festival or venue, please click to visit the Ensembles page for details of Andy Scott’s ensembles. If you are interested in booking Andy Scott or one of his ensembles to perform at your venue, festival or event, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
It would be useful to have an idea of possible dates and venue, and details of the programming policy of the concert season or festival.
For small or medium scale venues, a small chamber ensemble such as Caliente or the Apollo Saxophone Quartet would be a good choice, while SaxAssault or the Hassell - Scott Duo would be suitable for a jazz festival or jazz club. The Apollo Saxophone Quartet has a range of programmes ideal for a contemporary classical festival, concert series or events including film or poetry.
How to organise a workshop
If you are looking for a lively participatory music workshop, or are thinking of booking a performance and would like to add a hands-on music experience to the event, you’ve come to the right place. Andy Scott and his ensembles can provide tailor made practical workshops, often in conjunction with a concert, so please get in touch to discuss your thoughts.
It would be useful to have an idea of the likely participants (instruments, levels of experience, ages) and the workshop venue as well as possible dates and whether the event would be linked to a performance. Have a look at the information below on the various workshops available and see what might fit with your customers.
Andy’s SaxAssault workshops based on his original jazz funk compositions for saxophone ensemble and rhythm section provide experience in ensemble playing with optional opportunities for improvisation. These are equally suited to beginners and advanced improvisers, and have proved very popular with people of all ages and a wide range of playing ability.
Workshops for other instruments and combinations of instruments are available, including the Caliente workshop for flute, saxophone and harp (or any two of the three), the Hassell-Scott workshop for saxophone and percussion, the Jazz workshop for a mix of instruments in C, Bb and Eb, and the Apollo workshop, a specialist saxophone quartet session.
How to book
Please contact Andy Scott by email