Scott Jeppesen, an active jazz artist, performs, composes, arranges, and teaches in the Los Angeles area and beyond. He specializes on the tenor saxophone and doubles on the flute and clarinet as needed. Scott is an alumni of the University of Southern California where he earned Bachelor of Music (BM), Master of Music (MM), and Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degrees in Jazz Studies.
Scott has performed with Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Burt Bacharach, Lalo Schifrin, Alan Pasqua, Bill Watrous, Shelly Berg, Manhattan Transfer, Stevie Wonder, Nancy Wilson, Artie Shaw, Bob Mintzer, Dave Brubeck, Natalie Cole, Louis Bellson, Al Jarreau, Steve Miller, Randy Brecker and James Moody…just to name a few. Scott has composed and arranged for many different artists including Steve Miller, Ramsey Lewis, Natalie Cole, Ruben Studdard, Dave Koz, Ledisi, Burt Bacharach, Monica Mancini, Scott Martin, and the PBS Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, which aired spring of 2007.
As an educator, Scott currently teaches jazz ensembles at Valencia High School and privately from Nick Rail Music in Santa Clarita. In 2009, he helped to found Cultivating Creative Minds along with his wife, Roxanne, which provides arts instruction to elementary school aged students throughout Santa Clarita. Scott has also performed clinics for many colleges, high schools, and middle schools around northern and southern California including University of Southern California, Cal State University at Sacramento, Brubeck Institute at University of the Pacific, Cal State University at Northridge, Cal State University at Sonoma, American River College, West Ranch High School, Canyon High School, and Saugus High School. In addition to clinics, Scott is in demand as a featured guest artist. In 2014, Scott was the featured artist with CSU Sacramento where they performed music from the Joe Henderson's Big Band album. In the same year, Scott was the guest artist for the SuperJazz at the Ranch festival in Stevenson Ranch, CA where he performed a duo set with Russell Ferrante of the legendary Yellowjackets.