Logo, Bernard Scavella - Jazz Saxophonist

(877) 688-2802
South Holland, IL 60473

Meet Bernard Scavella

After a successful career in Health Care as a Registered Pharmacist and Deputy Hospital Director at the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, I am now fulfilling my lifelong dream as a full time musician.

I started my music career studying under the great Joe Henderson throughout my teenage years. Thanks in large part to his influences, I have also had the pleasure of performing alongside recognized names, Billy Cobham and George Cables, as a co-founder of the New York City based Jazz group, The Jazz Samaritans. Other artists include:

• Clark Terry
• George Coleman
• Clint Houston
• Frieda Lee
• The Freeman Brothers
• Michael Ross and the Boss 8
• Johnny Hartman
• John Wright
• Jodie Christian
• Freddie Cole
• Victor Goines
• Art Hoyle
• Marlene Rosenberg
• Charles Heath
• Larry Gray
• Chuck Webb
• Azar Lawrence
• Ari Brown
• Henry Johnson
• Curtis Robinson
• Robert Shy
• Charlie Johnson
• Joe Jennings

Recordings & Live Shows

Having honed my skills as a band leader and sideman, I served as the principle arranger and saxophonist of the jazz group The Groovemasters during the 1970s and '80s. More recently in 2008, I assumed the leader's role during the recording of 'Bout Time: Volumes I & II. I also released a new solo album in March of 2014, A Taste of Scavella. My other performances have included a number of appearances at the Chicago and Hyde Park Jazz Festivals and the ETA Creative Arts Foundation.

A Taste of Scavella cd has been climbing the charts at Jazz Week, Currently is listed in the Top 50 at #33.

Included a number of appearances at Room 43 and Jazzin' On The Southside.

Bernard Scavella - Jazz Saxophonist
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