Amendola, Scott

  • Birth name: Scott Amendola
  • Born: February 6, 1969 NJ USA
  • Genres: Jazz, blues, funk, rock, groove, new music
  • Occupation: Musician
  • Instruments: Drums
  • Labels: Long Song, Cryptogramophone, Mack Avenue, New World, Blue Note
  • Associated Acts: Nels Cline, Charlie Hunter, Pat Martino

Originally from New Jersey, Scott studied at Berklee School of Music in Boston and relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1990s as a member of T.J. Kirk with Charlie Hunter, Will Bernard and John Schott. Their second album received a Grammy Award nomination.

Scott has led his own bands and trios which have included Nels Cline, Jenny Scheinman, Jeff Parker, John Shifflett, Ben Goldberg, and Devin Hoff. He has toured with Bill Frisell and Kelly Joe Phelps and recorded with Pat Martino, Jim Campilongo, G.E. Stinson, Nels Cline, and Tony Furtado.

He’s also an original member of the Larry Ochs Sax & Drumming Core and was a session percussionist for Noe Venable, Carla Bozulich and Odessa Chen.