Scott Parrish is a saxophone player, woodwind doubler, composer and arranger residing near Raleigh, North Carolina. He also offers lessons to a limited number of dedicated students.
After working as a member of the 296th US Army Band and Pacific Army Blues, Scott attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. As a Saxophone Performance major, he studied with Joe Viola and Jimmy Mosher. Also Scott studied clarinet with Andre Lizotte and flute with Matt Marvuglio of the Boston Ballet Orchestra. While in school he was a member of the Dues Band directed by Phil Wilson, and big bands led by Herb Pomeroy.
Scott was also Tenor and Baritone Saxophone player with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra led by Buddy Morrow before moving to North Carolina to begin a freelance career.
He has appeared with the following artists: Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, The Manhattan Transfer, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Clark Terry, Ben Folds, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Martha Reeves, Lou Rawls, Roy Clark, Kenny Rogers, Bernadette Peters, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Holliday, Lauren Kennedy, Clay Aiken, Randy Newman and many others.
Scott continues to work as a woodwind specialist in the pit orchestras for traveling Broadway cast productions. Past credits include West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly, White Christmas, Annie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Will Rogers Follies, How to Succeed in Business, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Guys and Dolls and several others.
He is also a regular performer during Pops seasons for The North Carolina Symphony and The Charlotte Symphony.