Scott Pazera Joins Purdue Bands & Orchestras as Visiting Instructor


Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Purdue Bands & Orchestras welcomes Scott Pazera as the newest member of the department. Pazera will serve as a Visiting Instructor for the Purdue jazz bands alongside Dr. Mo Trout.

Scott Pazera has been teaching and performing on guitar and bass for over 30 years and is a motivated instructor, small business owner, and spirited performer. Scott has been performing publicly with his own jazz groups and often works as a sideman to some of the top performers in the Midwest. He has performed and/or recorded with artists such as Rich Little, Veruca Salt, Ce Ce Peniston, Med Flory (Supersax), Fareed Haque, Henry Johnson, Charlie Hunter, Byron Stripling, Rachel Yamagata and many others. He is currently the jazz band director at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. Scott is also an MSMT graduate of IUPUI as well as a BS and MPA graduate of Indiana University. Recently he directed the Purdue University Jazz Band and other ensembles while Dr. Marion Trout was on sabbatical. He also assists with the Lafayette Jefferson High School Jazz ensembles and has worked as a clinician for the Indy Jazz Fest as well as many other festivals.

One thought on “Scott Pazera Joins Purdue Bands & Orchestras as Visiting Instructor”

  1. Uncle Tom says:

    Purdue just made a great decision! They got one of Indiana’s best! Scott was born with a guitar in his hand and loves to share his knowledge with others as he’s been teaching for years!

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