Scott Litroff is a saxophonist recognized for his versatility as a performer and educator in both jazz and classical styles. Dr. Litroff performed his solo debut at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, and has performed at venues including Weill Hall, Merkin Hall, The DiMenna Center, Yoshi’s Club San Francisco, and Jazz Alley in Seattle, as well as venues in Thailand, Taiwan, and Japan. He has performed alongside some of the world’s finest musicians including Ray Anderson, Bakithi Kumalo, Steve Salerno, Nellie McKay, William Wei-Leng Chen, and Koh Mr. Saxman, and has performed under the baton of renowned conductors including George Manahan, Rosen Milanov, Joseph Colaneri, and David Hayes. Dr. Litroff serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz at Queensborough Community College, and is an active clinician.
Dr. Litroff enjoys collaborating with composers, and premiered works for saxophone by Elliot Bark, David Loeb, Andriy Lehki, Sidney Boquiren, David Campbell, Karl Hinze, Jason Gerraughty, and Dawn Chambers. His contemporary music ensemble, the Aurora Trio, commissions and performs new works for saxophone, flute, and piano. Scott also performs frequently as alto saxophonist in the Convectus Saxophone Quartet, a NY-based group. He collaborated with the Oatmeal Jazz combo on three of their albums, the second of which was recognized by Down Beat Magazine with a one-page review. Scott has also collaborated with Koh Mr. Saxman on an album of jazz works composed by the late Thai king, Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Scott’s numerous awards and honors include the prestigious 2013 Samuel Baron Prize, the 2012 Ackerman Prize in Music, the 2011 Bob Meyers Award for Excellence in Jazz, First Prize in the Stony Brook University Graduate Concerto Competition, First Prize in the Mannes Concerto Competition, and Two-Time Winner of the Stony Brook Undergraduate Concerto Competition. He is the first saxophonist to have won these competitions.
Dr. Litroff received Doctor of Musical Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees from Stony Brook University, and a Master of Music degree from the Mannes College of Music. Scott is proud to be an endorser of P. Mauriat Saxophones, Legere Reeds, and Silverstein Ligatures.