Pianist, composer & arranger Scott Arcangel writes for and performs with a variety of jazz and commercial groups. Based in New York, his music is published through Maxwell Tree Music and UNC Jazz Press and is performed regularly by big bands, small groups, high school and collegiate jazz ensembles, as well as artists around the world. 

Scott has studied with the renowned jazz faculty at the University of North Texas and William Paterson University. He has studied piano with Dan Haerle, and composition and arranging with Jim McNeely, Paris Rutherford, and Michael Abene. He is the former Music Director and Arranger for The West Point Jazz Knights big band, producing several recordings, radio and television broadcasts, and hundreds of performances. 

His most recent arrangements have been for Claudio Roditi, Stefon Harris, Upland California High School Jazz Ensemble, The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, The Sarasota Orchestra, and The Boston Pops Orchestra - and most recently, a collaboration between the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra and trumpeter Jon Faddis.

He has extensive experience as a performer and educator, and has presented clinics on arranging, improvisation, and ensemble performance at colleges, festivals, and music conferences - including recent presentations and performances at the Jazz Education Network's 2016, 2017 & 2018 Conferences.


Now booking... 


one day to one week; my group or yours

arranging clinics & ensemble workshops 

Commissions/Custom Arrangements 
featuring the strengths of your ensemble 

Production Consultation 
albums, large scale shows & broadcasts 


Scott Arcangel is a musician of rare talent. Both, as a pianist or arranger, he manages to play or write with total respect for the tradition and with one foot in the future. I love his work!
- Claudio Roditi


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clinic presentation

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w/ Claudio Roditi Quintet

Monmouth County Library, Manalapan, NJ


Glenn Franke's Big Band @ SuzyQue's BBQ

West Orange, NJ


William Paterson University Legacy Awards Gala

Cedar Grove, NJ


Guest Artist with Seton Hall Faculty Jazz Ensemble

SOPAC, South Orange, NJ


Solo Piano @ Eisenhower Hall Ballroom

West Point, NY