Scott Dercks
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  • United States
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Where are you located?
Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota
Tell us a little about your background...
Guitarist, Vocalist and Bass Player living in the Minneapolis area
A consumate professional with years of experience and a good heart.
Born and raised in Appleton, WI, Scott began playing seriously at the age of 13 and started his professional career at 14, in 1972, playing for various Democratic Party functions in the '72 elections. (His mother was a national delegate for George McGovern)
In the 30+ years that followed, averaging 180+ dates a year, he has performed in every conceivable venue, from tiny clubs to huge festivals. Scott has appeared on the radio and televison, both in taped and live broadcasts, and has done dozens of record dates. His playing and composing is featured on CDs, jingles and films. He has written and/or performed jingles for such companies as Disney, Ford Motors, Sony, Kimberly Clark, AAL (Thrivent), Ameritech, Cenex, The Green Bay Packers, Treasure Island Casino and many more. He has also helped teach clinics with such notables as Tommy Tedesco and Gene Bertoncini, as well as on his own at the grade school, high school and college levels. As a sound engineer he has worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves, Gerry Mulligan, The Hi-Los, and numerous others. Thanks to his knowledge of music, he is a published concert/CD reviewer and interviewer, covering shows by many of today's greatest musicians, and meeting and interviewing some of the best guitarists that have ever lived.

Scott has performed throughout the US and Mexico, and hopes to tour Europe and South America in the not too distant future. He has performed for Mayors,Governors, Congressmen, Senators and even the President.

Testing new waters, Scott entered "The Best Guitarist In The Twin Cities" Contest (sponsored by Guitar Center) and was a finalist in the competition (while still living in Appleton). Since moving to the Minneapolis/St Paul area in the mid 90's, Scott has worked with many of the area's finest musicians, as well as many great players who have passed through.
How did you hear about the Jazz Network? Please give full name of contact
Tony Axtell
What is your website address? Only websites that pertain to your business and how you can be contacted.
http://scottdercks.com

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At 1:28am on December 14, 2008, Robert said…
Hi!
I checked out your page in the Jazz Network. Nice playing! When you get a moment please check out my free guitar lesson page at: http://www.bluesandjazzguitar.blogspot.com/ pass it on to friends, students and anyone who likes jazz guitar. I’m trying to promote jazz and blues guitar.
Best regards,
Robert
At 1:54am on October 19, 2008, nicky quick said…
sure would like to hear you play scott.. no music here? cheers.. :-)
At 2:31pm on September 15, 2008, Airborne said…

Airborne the Musical Peacemakers of Contemporary Jazz "Winds of Change" Video
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At 3:21am on June 16, 2008, Fawzi Chekili said…
beautiful & inspiring playing, congratulations! Fawzi
At 11:22am on March 4, 2008, Liz Sesler-Beckman said…
Hi Scott,

Mine's an irish terrier named Teddy Wilson. Terriers in general do rock! Thanks for your note!
Liz
At 10:12pm on February 11, 2008, Mikhal Caldwell said…
Thanks, the pleasure is mine. I'll be looking out for you also.

Peace and tube amps
Mik
At 10:37am on February 8, 2008, gary raynor said…
Hi Scott- thanks for thinking of me on this network- I'm just starting to understand the power of this kind of networking, especially when we're all so busy that it's often hard to connect in the physical world- hope to hear/see you sooner than later- take care-gary
At 11:23pm on February 6, 2008, Dean Brown said…
Hi Scott, I hope to have some new stuff out this year.
meanwhile..please put some music up here, so we can listen!

peace DB
At 12:34am on February 5, 2008, estaire godinez said…
Hey there Scott how the hey are ya!?? thanks for adding me on to your list of amigos!!! you take care
blessings
Estaire
At 10:22am on February 4, 2008, HADRIEN FERAUD said…
Hi Scott , thanks for listening to my Album .
Your support is important .
Best
Hadrien
 
 
 

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