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Ambush, Scott (28th April 1960-Present)

Bassist from Frederick, Maryland, who started his first band when he was all of twelve. He had planned to play drums but one of his buddies had his own drum kit, so Scott gravitated to the bass.

He attended West Frederick Middle School and Frederick High School and played in the school’s jazz band when he wasn’t playing football or running track. As he got older, his cousin encouraged him to listen to Stanley Clarke and it has informed his work ever since. His next band would play a mixture of funk, fusion, jazz, and rhythm and blues.

Upon graduation, he went on to study psychology at College Park’s University of Maryland, but the muse called and he soon quit school to perform on the Washington, D.C. club circuit.

Then Scott heard of an opening in the long-time jazz-fusion outfit, Spyro Gyra. He aced the audition and began recording with them in 1992. The name of the album was Three Wishes, and he has appeared on every Spyro Gyra album to this day.

Scott designed his own bass guitar, the five-string Ambush Custom (and you can own one too) and has his own studio with all the bells and whistles, including drum machines, keyboards, and all the necessary software. Can a solo CD be far off?