ABOUT TONY SCODWELL
Throughout his renowned career, Tony Scodwell has established a reputation as a master craftsman and one of the greatest trumpet players of our time. In addition to creating his own line of custom-built trumpets and flugelhorns, he boasts a long list of accomplishments throughout his life-long career as a musician.
Tony attended Berklee College of Music on a full DownBeat Magazine Scholarship. At Berklee, Tony studied under the great Herb Pomeroy. After leaving Berklee, Tony rose to fame in the 1960s as a performance artist with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Band, the Harry James Band, the Buddy Rich Big Band and the Frank Sinatra Jr. Band.
Scodwell is also a well-respected veteran of the Las Vegas music scene, having played in many major hotel showrooms with stars including Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Elvis Presley, Barbara Streisand, Diana Ross, Andy Williams, Buddy Hackett, Liberace and many more. He has recorded nine studio albums and has performed with Doc Severinsen’s Big Band in addition to being the band’s road manager at performance venues such as The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall, among others. He has also appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Currently, Scodwell spends much of his time touring as a soloist and clinician. He also dedicates himself to educating young music students, with an involvement in jazz education in universities and high schools across the United States.
Tony produced a trumpet method book called Big Band Classics Featuring Tony Scodwell, published by Hal-Leonard. Big Band Classics Featuring Tony Scodwell can be found in music stores or online at Amazon.com.
You can also find Tony playing with his big band on his “Live in the Studio” cd at CD Baby.
Tony lives in Las Vegas with his wife, Mary, and enjoys photography, restoring old cars and collecting wine.
Why Choose Scodwell USA
When you select a Scodwell USA instrument as part of your collection, know that each piece is hand built to the exacting standards of musician and craftsman Tony Scodwell. He has established Scodwell USA’s reputation through a rigorous approach to building instruments: if he wouldn’t play it, he won’t sell it.
Tony’s acclaimed trumpets and flugelhorns are created one at a time, allowing for each horn to be thoroughly tested in order to deliver unmatched clarity, intonation and projection. These fine instruments are sold at discerning retailers across the world, including the United States, Germany and Australia.