Scott Granlund

      was born in Port Angeles in 1959. He performs regularly with La Banda Gozona, Northstar Saxophone Quartet, and a number of orchestras and chamber ensembles in the greater Seattle area. Scott has performed as soloist with Brass Dragon Saxophone Band, Cascade Symphony, Foss High School Concert Band, Philharmonia NW, Puget Sound Music Society Concert Band, Volunteer Park Conservatory Orchestra and Washington Wind Symphony. Past musical projects include several Vodvil Theater productions, FR3D (an “art-rock” ens.), Anti-Fascist Marching Band, Raging Maggots and many works with various dance troupes. He can be heard on recordings with Black Cat Orchestra, David Byrne, Land and Soundgarden. His performances have included most sizes of the saxophone, tiny sopranino to the mighty basso.
      Scott has studied with saxophonists Patrick Meighan, John Moore, Lee Patrick and Sigurd Raschèr at their respective summer workshops, with Michael Brockman at the University of Washington and with Gary Edighoffer at Spokane Falls Community College. One workshop at Yale University featured a saxophone orchestra 56 members strong.
      Mr. Granlund owns and operates Granlund Woodwind Repair in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle.
      Scott plays older saxophones built at a time when musical instrument manufactures prided themselves in building a “modern” saxophone while still complying with the original acoustic specifications and mouthpiece design of the instruments inventor, Adolphe Sax.

SG photo by Nicholas Polimenakos


Scott Granlund - Saxophone / Guitar

8612 Wabash Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118-4749

Born in Port Angeles, Washington, 1959


Black Cat Orchestra, "Black Cat Orchestra"
      CD - Irene Records
Black Cat Orchestra, "Mysteries Explained"
      CD - Irene Records
Black Cat Orchestra, "Long Shadows at Noon"
      CD - Yoyo Records
David Byrne, "Feelings"
      CD - Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.
Jeff Grienke, "Land"
      CD - Extreme
Man Ray, "Casual Thinking"
      CD - Mercury Records
Soundgarden, "Room a Thousand Years Wide"
      Single of the Month - SubPop
Soundgarden, "Badmotorfinger"
      CD - A&M Records

Currently playing with

Raging Maggots
      classic heavy rock and funk 1985-92, 2012-present
La Banda Gozona
      Oaxacan banda 2005-present
Anti-Fascist Marching Band
      political tunes 1986 - 93 etc.

have played with in the Past

Alter Ego / N. Cognito and the Seclusions
      pop favorites and vintage rock 1983 - 85
BAM (BlackAmericanMusic)
      Marc Fendel's honk band
Big Bang Band
      1930's style swing
Black Cat Orchestra
      eastern European cafe orchestra; 1992 - 2002
      art rock ensemble 1988 - 91
Mellifluous Zephyrs Polka Band
      classic German wind band 1985 -
New Art Orchestra
      avante-improv orchestra 1985 - 91
Radio Rhythm Orchestra / John Holt
      1930's style swing
      hired gun saxophonist: 1989-1991
Valse Café Orchestra - Phil & Vivian version
      saxophonist on call; 2001 -
      music director
Volunteer Park Conservatory Orchestra
      David Mahler's 1920's dance hall 'arkistra' 1993 - 1999
Wigwam Bendix
      avante-improv saxophone trio, w/ Craig Flory & Wally Shoup
Wild Rhododendrons
      New Orleans jive

Belltown Saxophone Trio - Leader
      modern composition, renaissance 1998 -
Elysian Saxophone Quartet - Leader
      quartet repertoire; 1991 - 1995
Ensemble Klahhane - Leader
      new music chamber ensemble

Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      saxophonist on call 1994 -
Brass Dragon Saxophone Band
      mixed fare
Cascade Symphony
      saxophonist on call 2000 -
Federal Way Symphony
      saxophonist on call 2001 -
Greenwood Concert Band
      concert band
Northstar Saxophone Quartet
      mixed fare
Orchestra Seattle
      saxophonist on call
Philharmonia NW
      saxophonist on call
Puget Sound Music Society Concert Band
      traditional concert band 1996 -
Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
      saxophonist on call 1999 -
Seattle Wind Symphony
      concert band 2010-2012
University of Washington Wind Ensemble
      concert band 1988 - 89
Washington Wind Symphony
      concert band I989 - 99

Significant Performances

      Solo performance, Brass Dragon Saxophone Band
      Rubenola, Rudy Wiedoeft
      7th Street Theater, Hoquiam WA
      Solo performance, Washington Wind Symphony
      Adagio und Allegro Op. 70, Robert Schumann
      Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland WA
      Horn section with Jeff McGrath
      MC5 reunion tour featuring Mark Arm
      Neumo's, Seattle
      30-minute solo bass saxophone performance
      Prospectiva Plural XIV
      CoCA, Seattle
      Solo Performance, Philharmonia NW
      Air and Scherzo, Henry Cowell
      St. Stephen‘s Episcopal, Seattle
      Solo performance, Cascade Symphony
      Concerto in Eb for Alto Saxophone, A. Glazounov
      PSCC, Edmonds, Washington
4/25 - 27, 5/2 - 4/2002
      Belles Bloom, A Spring Ballet with The Rollvulvas
      Music director, arranger, performer
      works by Lassus, Sweelinck, Gulielmus and Aston
      The Jewelbox Theater, Seattle
11 - 12/2001
      "Shades of Parkland", a Curtis Taylor production
      Arranger, performer
      works by Barber, Britten and Rorem
      Vodvil Theater, Seattle
10/13, 14/2001
      Black Cat Orchestra, film score for silent movie
      "Spies", director - Fritz Lang
      PICA, Portland
6/16, 17, 23, 14/2000
      "Rome", a Curtis Taylor production
      works by Donizetti and Giordani
      CoCA, Seattle
2/19 - 21, 25 - 27/1999
      Composer/Choreographer 4
      "Knitting" - Joseph Zajonc with Juliet Waller
      Freehold's East Hall Theater, Seattle
1/29 - 31/,2/5 - 7/1999
      Black Cat Orchestra, film score for silent movie
      Seashell and the Clergyman, director - Germaine Dulac
      On the Boards, Seattle
      Belltown Saxophone Trio;
      music of Bach, Denhoff, Hartley, Kox and Mark Taggart
      Speakeasy Cafe Backroom, Seattle
      Solo performance, Washington Wind Symphony
      Concerto in Eb for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra - A. Glazounov
      Medanbauer Center, Bellevue Washington
      Solo performance, Washington Wind Symphony
      music of David Lamb, Maurice Whitney and Rudy Wiedoeft
      Kane Hall, Seattle
      Premier performance, "Scramble"
      Elysian Saxophone Quartet
      On the Boards, Seattle, composer - Dave Hollinden
      Run Remain's "Sit Still"
      music for dance theater, composer - Amy Denio
      On the Boards, Seattle
      Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
      Run Remain's "the Sherman Preludes"
      music for dance theater, composer - Amy Denio
      On the Boards,Seattle
      w/ Soundgarden, Madison Square Garden, NYC


Saxophone study with Lee Patrick
      The Saxophone Institute
      Transylvania University, Lexington Kentucky
      7/1994, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00
Saxophone study with Sigurd Raschèr
      Yale University 1992
Saxophone study with Michael Brockman
      University of Washington, Seattle 1991
AAS; Musical Instrument Repair
      with Gerald Leininger
      Spokane Falls Community College
      Spokane, Washington 1979 - 81
Saxophone study with Gary Edighoffer
      SFCC, Spokane 1980 - 81

Orchestral Repertoire Performances

An American in Paris, Selections from Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
      Tacoma Symphony Orchestra
Earthmakers - Janice Giteck
       Orchestra Seattle
Bolero - Ravel
      Seattle Symphony Orchestra
      11/6, 7, 8 & 9/2003
Alexandre Nevsky Cantata - Prokofiev
      Orchestra Seattle
Lieutenant Kijé Suite - Prokofiev
      Philharmonia NW
An American in Paris - Gershwin
      Federal Way Philharmonic
      10/5 & 6/2002
L'Arlésienne Suites No.1 & No.2 - Bizet
      Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
      6/8 & 9/2002
Háry János Suite - Kodály
      Cascade Symphony
L'Arlésienne Suite No.1 - Bizet
Symphonic Dances Op.45 - Rachmoninoff
      Cascade Symphony
Lieutenant Kijé Suite - Prokofiev
      Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra
Lieutenant Kijé Suite - Prokofiev
      Cascade Symphony
Alexandre Nevsky Cantata - Prokofiev
      Seattle Choral Company
The Three Penny Opera - Weill
      Shoreline Community College Opera Dept.
      2/20, 21 & 22/1999
Romeo & Juliet, Suite No.2 - Prokofiev
      Northwest Symphony Orchestra
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
Le Creation Du Monde - Milhaud
      Philharmonia NW
Tree - Janice Giteck
      Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
      10/18 & 25/1998
Suite from The Three Penny Opera
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      5/ 12 & 14/1998
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      4/1 & 3/1997
Songspiel Mahagonny - Weill
      Shoreline Community College Opera Dept.
      2/20, 21 & 22/1997
Romeo & Juliet Suites - Prokofiev
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      2/4 & 6/1997
On the Town - Bernstein
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      11/19 & 21/1996
Pictures at an Exhibition - Moussorgsky
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
      2/6 & 8/1996
Romeo & Juliet Suites No.1 & No.2 - Prokofiev
      Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
      10/15 & 22/1995
Pictures at an Exhibition - Moussorgsky
      Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin/Grofé
      Volunteer Park Conservatory Orchestra
On the Town - Bernstein
Celebration with Bells - Schickle
      Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony No.1 - Carol Sams
      Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Hin und Zarück - Hindemith
      Shoreline Community College Opera Dept.
Lieutenant Kijé Suite - Prokofiev
      Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Songspiel Mahagonny - Weill
      University of Washington Opera Dept.
      11/10, 12, 13 & 14/1993