Scott Nelson & Friends
Scott's musical influences over the past thirty
years have helped to develop his guitar style.
Guitarists from his father Carl Nelson, to John
Scofield, Pat Metheny, Scott Henderson, Allen
Holdsworth, Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern and many
others, have all played an important role in
developing his own style. Scott's musical career
started with the experimental jazz group "Airfloss"
based in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, during
the 70's. Over the past two decades, Nelson
has brought his "fiery" style of writing and
playing to stage and studio in central PA. His
2004 recording "T's Place" features great friends
and players he has worked with past and present.
"T's Place" compositions are all original jazz,
fusion, blues, rock or any combination of the
above...Scott's music is constantly evolving!
Fifteen years ago, Steve Meashey was the promising
up and coming bassist from Lebanon, PA. Oppurtunities
for artistic and career advancement with great
jazz musicians such as John Campbell, Johnny
Coles, John Swanna, Steve Giordano and Steve
Rudolph to name a few were available. Steve
chose to dedicate his life to family. Today
he is very happy with his wife Erin and three
Children; Samantha, Chet and Robyn. In addition
to performing, Steve teaches bass, trombone,
and baritone horn in Central PA and Philadelphia.
Steve has had the privilege of interacting musically
with Brazilian vocalist Kenia, J.D. Walter,
Joe Farrel, Bob Meashey, Kelly Meashey, Joe
Hunt, Bill Goodwin, and many more. Over the
past 10 years, Steve has been busy recording
with Hilary Leigh, The For Peace Quartet, The
Joe Hunt Trio, Steve Giordano Quartet, Dave
Wilson Quartet and the Curt Sipe Quartet. Steve
thanks God for everything.
Plays alto/tenor/soprano saxophone, keyboards,
vocals, electric bass, and guitar. A versatile
sideman/soloist who is deep into original composition.
Dom is currently working on his second CD.
A very versatile drummer who currently works
with several established combos including; Meantime
with Scott Nelson and Andy Roberts, Matrix with
Trixi Greiner and Willie Morales, Out-Islanders
with Dom Iacavone, and the Canal Street Jazz
Band. Other bands Chris has performed or recorded
with include but not limited to: Coco and Company,
Soulful Harmony, Extremity, Steve Rudolph, Jimmy
Wood, Katie Rudolph, Danny Stueber and Tom Pontz.
Dave grew up in Lebanon, PA. His playing career
spans some 38 years. The years 1971-1979 had
Dave travelling around the US playing in rock
and funk bands. He has had the pleasure of working
with Bo Diddly, The Drifters, Greg Allman, Gary
Barts, John Hicks, Dakoda Staten, and many very
talented musicians from the Central PA area.
Steve was born and raised in Tennessee. In 1980,
he moved to Harrisburg, PA where he soon became
a local favorite. In addition to his extensive
sideman duties as a bassist, Steve led his own
electric quartet "Modern Traffic".
The band recorded an album of all Varner originals
in 1990. Now residing in northern New Jersey,
Steve performs in New York and Europe with such
jazz greats as Pat Martino, Phil Woods, Dave
Liebman, Billy Hart , Rodney Green, Tim Warfield,
Eric Alexander, James Moody, Ernie Watts, JD
Walter, Bob Dorough, Jean-Michel Pilc, Tom Rainey,
Jeff Hirchfield, Rick Margitza, Jack Wilkins,
Dennis DeBlasio, Tierney Sutton, Patty Austin,
Bill Goodwin, Iarrin Wilson and Jimmy Bruno.
Andy Roberts of Mt. Gretna, PA, is a graduate
of Berklee College of Music. His love for music
diversity has allowed him to work in many different
musical enviroments. As a freelance pianist,
Roberts plays frequently around Central PA,
Philadelphia and Atlantic City. He toured Japan
numerous times with "The Three Degrees"
as keybordist/music arranger. He serves as music
director/pianist for a number of Central PA
theaters including the Timbers Dinner Theater
(Mt. Gretna,PA) since 1985. Recently, Andy was
music arranger/performer for Grammy nominee
Maria Del Rey's latest CD. Other recent CD appearances
include OCD Circus, vocalist Amy Banks, drummer
Jeff Stabley and guitarist Scott Nelson. Roberts
has led various groups featuring original compositions
and arrangements. Most notably "New World
Parade" and Four Piece Quartet". Both
projects have released recordings.
Bob's credits are
quite diverse. As a producer, "Dirty"
for Negative Space went HITS MAGAZINE Top 30.
Others include "Galore" for Jeffrey
Gaines (Rykodisk), "Green Room Compilation"
(Polygram) and "One To Remember" for
Svira. As a writer, Welsh has cuts on Polygram,
Crysalis, EMI, Rykodisk for The Badlees, Jeffrey
Gaines, Shucks and others. As a bassist, Bob
has performed with Caryn Lin, Ben Lozaga, Jeffrey
Gaines, Johnnie Johnson and The Drifters. Welsh's
longest musical relationship?????...that would
be Scott Nelson...Welsh says, "Scott has
taught me most of what I know musically. His
dedication to the art has put the bar so high
for all of us who are lucky enough to play with