|Glenn M. Taylor, guitar, keyboards, vocals *|
Christopher Bolger, guitar, bass, vocals *
Ben Asher, bass, vocals *
Joe Alexander, guitar, vocals
Bob Cianci, drums, vocals
Ray Longchamp, guitar, mandolin, vocals
Peter Scance, bass, guitar, vocals
Chris Roselle, guitar, harmonica, vocals
|Al Egizi, guitar, vocals|
Russ Crapella, guitar, vocals
Dave Hirschberg, drums, vocals
Joe Coghlan, drums, guitar, vocals
Michael Muro, guitars, vocals
Jeff Guenther, guitar, bass, vocals
Cliff Doenges, guitar, mandolin, percussion
|Keith Theall, bass, vocals|
Gary Evans, keyboards, harmonica, guitar, vocals
Jerry DeLisio, saxophone(s), flute, vocals
Brian Wiley, bass, vocals
Don Guinta, drums, vocals
Paul 'Swami' Simeone, keyboards, accordion, vocals
Scott Calvert, saxophone(s), woodwinds, vocals
Adam Egizi, bass, ukulele, vocals
* Indicates original Kootz / OMJ band-member; (see history)
Scott Calvert is a life-long resident of Pequannock, a small-town in northern-New Jersey. A true "child of the '60s", he's also had music 'running through his veins', his entire life! After matriculating through Pequannock Township High School and getting his 'sheepskin' in 1978, Scott gained his Associates degree from The County College of Morris in 1981. He continued his education, attending and graduating from The New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986. It was then that he made the 'smart'-choice to pursue a full-time career in electronics and engineering. But as a man with a 'horn in his hand'... and a 'song in his heart', from the time he was a schoolboy, 'SC' has ALWAYS made the time to play music!
Scott started doing shows with 'The Kootz'-band in early 2012... and brings a highly diverse musical background to the 'collective'!
For Scotty-C, it all-began in grade-school, when the young-lad decided to start playing the clarinet, after listening-to a promotional big-band recording of Benny Goodmam's "Lets Dance". Scott continued to be inspired by the 'big-band sound' of other players as well; Artie Shaw, Count Basie and Duke Ellington to name a few! He was fortunate-enough to have music-teachers that enlightened... and encouraged him to explore ALL facets of music. Since most woodwind-musicians are often multi-instrumentalists, Scott eventually learned to play the saxophone, as well. This opened-up a multitude of performance-possibilities and exposure to different music-styles for this burgeoning-musician! Early-on, one of Scott's instructors introduced him to the uniquely-American brand of music known as Dixieland. THIS really 'lit the fire' of improvisational-possibility for 'young-Calvert'!
While playing in an old-time 'sing-a-long' / Dixieland band, the group would also perform a set of '50s and '60s tunes. All of a sudden, Scott found himself 'immersed' in the genre, seeking-out the local-oldies stations, in an effort to become familiar with this unique-era of music.
Years passed; and Scott played 'the gamut'... with wedding-bands, big-bands, musical-productions, and Dixieland-ensembles... Among them were; The Barbary Coast Banjo Band, Hambone Kelly's Banjo Band, John Somer's Big Band, The Jordan Thomas Orchestra, Fantasy, Smooth, and The Infernos. He also gained valuable 'in-studio'-experience, as most of these groups were involved-in recording-projects as well.
Later on, Scott worked for several years, as a member of the band that accompanied and recorded two live-albums (and did several TV-shows) with the Duprees. His tenure with the Duprees led to other backing-stints with acts that included Lou Christie, Cathy Young, Frankie Ford, The Coasters, The Cadillacs, The Dubs, The Emotions, and The Happenings!
Prior to coming on-board with "The Kootz" in 2012, Scott had worked for several years with the classic-rock band, "The Roosters", where he'd met 'fellow-Koot'-drummer Bob Cianci, who, then recommended and introduced him to Glenny-T and the band.
Scott is happily-married and still lives in his hometown of Pequannock, NJ. Besides music, his other avocations are: reading technical-journals, auto-restoration, airplane and glider restoration, boating, fishing, hunting, as well-as trap and skeet shooting.
Fun-fact: Did you know that 'Mr.-C' passionately-pursues his other hobby... Flying. Yep... He's an avid glider and power plane pilot... BUT... When you come to see him 'blow the horn' with "The Kootz"... Scotty-C... "SOARS"!!!