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Lady Soulsinger

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Wendy McIntyre performed in Syracuse last week (with Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario).

Wendy McIntyre performed in Syracuse last week (with Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario).

He Aint Haughty, He’s My Brother (Battle for Clinton Square)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Drum Play from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

A Bugs Life (in Syracuse): The Sequel

Monday, August 1st, 2016
Scott Bugs Allen blasting the brass

Scott Bugs Allen blasting the brass

Scott “Bugs” Allen is a one-man band of sorts. If you include vocals, he played about eight instruments during his evening set at Saturday’s Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival. He may be categorized as a jazz man, but at times his on-stage energy nearly reached Fishbone levels. He goes quickly, but seamlessly from horn to drums to bass, and despite some technical difficulties during the finale, he was able to send soulful shock waves thru Clinton Square with tributes to Prince and Stevie Wonder.

Allen wears many hats(literally had at least three buckets with him), but his sartorial splendor (fuchsia shirt, fuchsia loafers and patterned bow tie) never outshines his wonderful musicianship.

The vibes were the perfect precursor to the upcoming Jazz in the City series (Aug-Sept).

Allen told the crowd that Larry Luttinger and Joe Lee took care of his 3rd Scenario collective so well in 2014 that his return was imminent.

For the sake of our burgeoning music scene, we hope he comes back to the ‘Cuse again. And again. And again.

Bugs banged the drums during a tribute to Stevie Wonder

Bugs banged the drums during a tribute to Stevie Wonder

Allen really got the crowd involved when he did a Prince tribute during his set.

Allen really got the crowd involved when he did a Prince tribute during his set.

Allen and his wife posed for a photo with WAER FM-88 GM Joe Lee and his wife after the Saturday evening set.

Allen and his wife posed for a photo with WAER FM-88 GM Joe Lee and his wife after the Saturday evening set.

Jazz Is…A Sheet of Sound

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Bugs in the House from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Scott “Bugs” Allen and 3rd Scenario will return to Syracuse this week for the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Downtown).

Charm City to Salt City

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Joe Lee and Scott Allen (center) along with 3rd Scenerio met up after their set at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Day 2)

Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario met up with Joe Lee (center) after their set at the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival (Day 2).

We found out that WAER-FM 88’s GM Joe Lee was instrumental (no pun intended) in bringing Scott Allen & 3rd Scenario to the Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival.  Lee and Allen were former classmates and have roots in B’more.

Allen keeps it moving and grooving on stage while singing, playing bass and several brass instruments.

During a spectacular musical medley that included covers of Candi Dulfer (“Mr. Lee”) and Sade (‘Nothing Can Come Between Us”), our favorite was the Quincy Jones cut “If I Ever Lose This Heaven.”

Allen & Scenario’s fiery collaboration of “If I Ever Lose This Heaven,” along with singer Wendy McIntyre, created a salty magic similar to the vibe on the Jonathan Butler and Maysa Leak version, and it left you thirsting for more.

Did we mention that Maysa is from Baltimore as well?

The Lady SoulSinger and Bugs mix it up in the 'Cuse

The Lady SoulSinger and Bugs collaborate in the ‘Cuse

Scott "Bugs" Allen, The Musical Multi-tasker

Scott “Bugs” Allen, The Musical Multi-tasker