With an enduring affinity for the versatility of the nylon string guitar, Scot Taber brings his own interpretive flavor to a diverse musical repertoire, whether he is measuring the pulsating rhythms of flamenco, providing a tour of South American musical idioms, presenting time-honored pieces from the classical canon, or navigating through Jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.
Scot studied Classical and Flamenco guitar under the acclaimed guitarists Adam Schydlower of Gitano and the Desert Prophets and Stephan Schyga of Tel Arc Records' celebrated "Jazzmenco" act La Vienta. At the age of only seventeen, he was performing flamenco in the U.S. and Mexico as a soloist and accompanist for dancers in the Spanish dance troupe Danzas Espanolas. Scot then pursued a career as a soloist and collaborator in his own groups Taber & Garibay, and later with his southern California-based duo Paper Moon. A yen for latin guitar has been at the forefront of his every musical endeavor, as a typical performance includes works by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Francisco Tarrega, Antonio Lauro, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, Augustin Barrios, Sabicas, Paco Pena, and Paco de Lucia, along with anonymous pieces from the catalog of international folk music.
Scot has appeared as a soloist and in duos and ensembles in the most distinguished theaters and venues, performing original and traditional material for such notables as actor Levar Burton, journalist Sam Donaldson, comedian David Spade, chef Julia Child, and former president George W. Bush, among others.
Scot has performed at Jazz clubs, festivals, ballrooms, and coffeehouses throughout the Southwestern United States, from San Francisco, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Santa Fe, to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. In the San Diego area, the list includes such venues as Spreckels Theatre, The Four Seasons, The Grand Del Mar Resort, Balboa Park, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, California Center for the Arts in Escondido, La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, The U.S. Grant Hotel, La Valencia Hotel, The Belly Up, San Diego ArtWalk, among many others.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Tango en SkaiRoland Dyens
Black Orpheus / Manha do CarnavalLuiz Bonfa
Romanza (Spanish Ballad)Traditional
Message in a BottleThe Police
Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Girl from IpanemaAntonio Carlos Jobim
Gentle RainLuiz Bonfa
Autumn LeavesJoseph Kosma
Sons de Carrilhoes / The Sound of BellsJoao Pernambuco
Andres Segovia, Paco de Lucia, Ottmar Liebert, Julian Bream, Pepe Romero, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Gypsy Kings, Sabicas, Charlie Byrd, Paco Pena, Vicente Amigo, Rafael Rabello, Django Reinhardt, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Joe Pass, Sting, Yann Tiersen
Wedding Ceremony in Temecula, CA on 03/06/2010
"Scot was really easy to work with on short notice. He had an excellent price and was an excellent talent. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a polished performance yet relaxed"
- Kirsten T.
Birthday Party (Adults) in La Mesa, CA on 09/26/2009
"I hired Scot to play at our home for my husband's 50th birthday party. We had about 60 people there, and he provided music during the time dinner was being served. Everyone enjoyed watching and listening to his beautiful music. We could not have been happier. I would highly recommend him. Thanks Scot!"
- Christine C.
Private Party in San Diego, CA on 08/21/2009
"Scott was pleasant and accommodating and provided just what we were hoping for; in this case, a variety selection of background music for our Mexican fiesta themed Rehearsal Dinner. The music was not overpowering and helped to make the evening especially nice for our guests. I'd like to thank Scott and Gigmasters for making it easier to plan a San Diego event from New Jersey."
In addition to San Diego, Scot Taber will also travel to Poway, Rancho Santa Fe, Escondido, Del Mar, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Cardiff By The Sea, La Jolla, Encinitas, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, La Mesa, Carlsbad, Vista, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Oceanside, Valley Center, Alpine, Coronado, Bonsall, Lincoln Acres, National City, Bonita, San Luis Rey, Chula Vista, Pauma Valley, Jamul
and many other locations in and around the San Diego area.
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