Co-director of Jazz Bands at Princeton High School, Princeton, NJ since 2008.  The top studio band are state champions two years in a row, 2008 and 2009.  Before being asked to join the faculty at Princeton, Mr. Grimaldi was the director of the Jazz Orchestra and woodwinds teacher at Cranbury School, Cranbury, NJ, from 1997 - 2008 where his students continue the feeder program for Princeton.


Former Adjunct faculty member of the Fine Arts Dept. at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY from 1989-2012 as director of the jazz band and teaching various music courses.  In addition, Mr. Grimaldi has also taught music courses at Brookdale College and Kean University in New Jersey.


L.A. Sax artist/clinician since 1995, demonstrating various L.A. Saxophones at both the New York and New Jersey M.E.N.C. conventions. In addition to appearing on two L.A. Sax promotional CDs and posters, his “Artist Transcriptions” column in the L.A. Sax Times featured his transcriptions of various L.A. Sax artists’ improvised solos. Scott plays an L.A. Alto with copper neck/bow and black cherry body, an L.A. Soprano with a high “G” key and custom swirl colors and a straight L.A. Sopranino Sax.


Mr. Grimaldi is a certified music educator, giving private woodwind lessons (beginner to advanced levels) since 1981.  A number of his students have won auditions with organizations that include the CJMEA Regions & All-State Bands/Orchestras, NJ Youth Symphony, NJPAC Jazz For Teens and accepted at various music conservatories/ colleges as music majors.

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Italian American Festival presents Bobby Rydell

Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey

With a career starting as a 1950’s teen idol, to the present where he pays homage to both jazz and The Great American Song Book, Bobby Rydell’s recording career earned him 34 Top 40 hits, placing him in the Top 5 artists of his era (Billboard Magazine). Bobby’s hits include million selling singles Volare, Wild One, We Got Love, Kissin’ Time, Swingin’ School, Wildwood Days, and Forget Him, selling a combined total of over 25 million records. In 1963, Bobby starred with Ann-Margret in the iconic movie “Bye Bye Birdie.” When the producers of “Grease” wanted to pay tribute to the era in which the popular musical was set, they named the high school where most of the action took place “Rydell High” in his honor. Bobby Rydell tours the nation, backed by full orchestras for large venues or a trio for intimate gigs, enthralling audiences with selections from The Great American Song Book by such composers as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Richard Rogers and more. His 2010, re-released album, "Bobby Rydell Salutes the Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa" was released to overwhelming critical praise for his artistic treatment of these great standards. In 1995, his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania named the street he was born “Bobby Rydell Boulevard.” Wildwood, New Jersey also has a street named for Bobby in appreciation for Bobby’s massive hit, “Wildwood Days.” Bobby also performs regularly in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. For over 30 years, Bobby has also performed in over 700 shows in the must-see production called “The Golden Boys.” 

The Hotel Excelsior Orchestra

Thompson Park Gazebo, Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg, New Jersey

I'll be performing with The Hotel Excelsior Orchestra, playing repertoire from the Tin Pan Alley & Hot Sweet Jazz time period of the late 19th century and early 20th century.  

Evita, Newsies & The Addams Family

Plays In The Park, 1 Pine Drive, Edison, NJ

I'll be performing in three iconic Broadway productions this summer, playing various woodwind instruments in the Pit Orchestra: Evita runs from June 19, 2019 through June 29, 2019. No performance Sunday, June 23, 2019. Newsies runs from July 10, 2019 through July 20, 2019. No performance Sunday, July 14, 2019. The Addams Family runs from July 31, 2019 through August 10, 2019. No performance Sunday, August 4, 2019.

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