The Scott Tuttle Quartet was formed by clarinetist Scott Tuttle in hopes to create the sounds of old traditional jazz groups such as Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. The Scott Tuttle Quartet plays a wide variety of jazz styles including swing, blues, ballads and Latin. The Scott Tuttle Quartet has performed at the Temple Theater with the Saginaw Choral Society, Dow Event Center, Midland Center for the Arts, Jazz Café in Detroit and Bakers Keyboard Lounge also in Detroit.
Scott Tuttle is a music education major at Saginaw Valley State University. While attending, he has performed with the concert, marching and jazz bands. In 2004, Scott performed with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall. The bassist for “The Scott Tuttle Quartet” is Eric Markley. Eric has been playing the bass for about 20 years. During those years, he has played jazz, rock, progressive rock and fusion. Eric holds a bachelor of Arts in Music Performance degree on double bass from Saginaw Valley State University. Dave Reed has been playing drums in jazz bands and dance groups for the past 40 years. Dave is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has taught middle and high school bands in Birch Run for 31 years. Mike Gray has been playing piano/keyboard for about 20 years. He has played in various groups ranging from rock to jazz. Mike is studying music at Saginaw Valley State University where he has performed with the Jazz band under the direction of artist-in-residence Jeff Hall.
Scott Tuttle – Clarinet
Scott has been playing the clarinet for 25 years. He has performed in the University of Michigan and Western Michigan Honor Bands, and earned high ratings at district and state solo and ensemble festivals. In 1997 he played at the Chesaning Showboat as an opening amateur act for the Oak Ridge Boys. Scott earned a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Saginaw Valley State University, where he has performed with the marching, concert and jazz bands. In 2004 he performed with the National Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.
David Reed – Drums
Dave is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he played in the marching, symphony, and jazz bands. He performed with the Symphony Band in Carnegie Hall under the direction of William Revelli. Dave spent 3 years as a member of the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, N.Y. He taught high school and middle school bands in Birch Run for 31 years. Dave has played drums in jazz and dance groups for over 50 years.
Troy Keil – Piano
Troy has toured around the United States as a backup singer for the cover band Phoenix and has also composed music for various bands and for independent movies. Troy has studied jazz piano and percussion with John Hill and Jeff Hall. Troy is a full time director and organist at the Bridgeport Community Church. He also teaches privately on percussion and keyboard.
Steve is an accomplished music educator, and saxophonist. Since receiving a music scholarship in college, Steve has continued his musical pursuit by teaching music for the past 15 years as well as playing for local and national groups around the United States. Steve continued his education at Vandercook College of Music in Chicago and his vast musical background has allowed him to perform in just about every genre. His attention to details and his skillful personality make him a respectful and responsible addition to any group.
- Bakers Keyboard Lounge
- Jazz Café
- Dow Event Center
- Midland Center for the Arts
- Temple Theater
- Dow Gardens
- Saginaw Castle Museum
- Saginaw Children’s Museum
- Bay Yacht Club
- Apple Mountain
- Double Tree
- Whiting Forest
- Harvest Coffee House & Beanery
- Raven Café
- Soaring Eagle Casino
- The H Hotel
Events Played For
- Jazz on Jefferson
- Festival of the Trees
- All Area Arts Awards
- Music of Duke Ellington w/ Saginaw Choral Society
- Saints and Sinners Gala Benefit
- Saginaw Valley Alumni Celebration Dinner
- Arts from the Heart Fundraiser
- and numerous Weddings, parties that include Birthdays, Retirement, Christmas and Class reunions.
Rusch Entertainment was the perfect company to go through when hiring entertainment for a executive Holiday Party! Many recommendations and fantastic team to work with. We choose the Scott Tuttle Jazz band and were very impressed with the professionalism of the band and music they performed for The Dow Chemical Company at The H Hotel. H.H. Dow Academy
We along with all of our guests enjoyed the music very much. They were early to the event for set up and started to play on time and stayed until the event concluded”
Brandi O’Dell (Office Manager ABC Contractors)
The Scott Tuttle Quartet has been the lead act at the Castle Museum. Their performance have been outstanding and extremely well-received by the audience.
Thomas Trombley (Deputy Director for the Historical Society of Saginaw County)
The Scott Tuttle Quartet is very professional, entertaining, and exceptional to work with for events of any size.
Pamela Clifford (Associate Director for Alumni Relations)
Scott conducted business promptly and professionally. His quartet would be an asset to any venue that values genuine, skilled, and easy to work with jazz musicians.
Scott P. Drake
As a musician myself, I can honestly say that for the quality of music, you will not find a higher quality band for your event. Family members who aren’t very musical told me they really enjoyed the music. I guarantee your guests will say the same.
The Quartet was prompt in arriving early for set up and sound check. Their devotion to traditional jazz was evident as our audience thoroughly enjoyed the many styles played including swing, blues, ballads and latin.
Marsha Braun (Director of Marketing – Saginaw Arts Enrichment commission)
Thank you Scott Tuttle quartet for providing high quality musical entertainment for our premier regional event. The quartet exceeded the expectations of the event planning committee.
Angela M. Barris (President and CEO – Children’s Museum)
Your selections of swing music were right on target.
Marilyn L. Wheaton (Director of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum)
The reunion committee was delighted with the performance of the Quartet. We were able to dance as well as listen to music that was played so not to conflict with the table conversations.
My husband and I were very pleased with the great selection of music, which greatly enhanced the whole reception.
Diane M. Pankmin