Scott Cossu at Telluride's Opera House

Scott Cossu at Telluride's Opera House


An evening of blues, jazz and boogie on Friday

Scott Promo 001 If you were around Telluride in the 1980s, you might remember the name “Scott Cossu” and a sold-out concert at the historic Sheridan Opera House back in 1988. This weekend, Scott returns to the Opera House stage for his (belated) encore Friday, September 30. The evening, which starts at 7 p.m., includes a concert, plus a party/fundraiser/ silent auction.

Scott Cossu was one of the first artists to sign Windham Hill Records in the late 1970’s. Based out of Northern California, Windham Hill was a label dedicated to the sounds and spirits of New Age, Jazz, “Heavy Mental” and Classical. For four decades and counting, Scott has continued to write, perform and record jazz, blues and tail-shaking tunes. The show on September 30 features Scott on piano, Art Patience on harmonica, and Nathan Good on percussion showcasing New Age-style compositions, blues, jazz and traditional classical piano music.

Scott grew up in the small town of Greenfield, Ohio. He began playing piano at age 11, the day his father brought home a small grand piano for the family. As a teen, he took lessons in classical music, but on weekends, Scott played rock ‘n roll. In high school, he made the National Athletic Honor Society, received a National Keyboard Award and was captain of his swim team, but he gave up a swimming scholarship to pursue his love of music. Scott graduated Ohio University, School of Music. He holds a Master’s Degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Washington.

Scott’s most recent CD, Tides Between Us, is dedicated to the Puget Sound area of Washington State, which he calls home.

To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to my interview with Scott Cossu.

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