Scott Ambush Bass guitar Player

Scott Ambush is an American musician, best known as the bass player of jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra. He was born April 28, 1960 in Frederick, Maryland to Webster and Jeanette Lofton Ambush. He attended Urbana Elementary School in Urbana, Maryland, West Frederick Middle, and Frederick High School. After high school, he attended the University of Maryland at College Park. While studying psychology during the day, he was introduced to the Washington, D.C. music scene at night. Through word of mouth, he was recommended for the bass job with Spyro Gyra and filled the bass space after audition. He made his studio debut with Spyro Gyra in 1992 on the album "Three Wishes". His main bass is an Ambush Custom five-string bass. The signal goes into a Whirlwind Selector A/B box, where it is split. One side of the box feeds a Korg tuner, while the other feeds a Countryman direct box. The signal is split again at the direct box. One side feeding the house and monitor consoles the other side is fed into the stage rig. On stage he uses an Eden Navigator preamp, fed into a QSC 3500 power amp, driving an Eden 4x10 cabinet. The cabinet is miked and fed to the house and monitor desks as well.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 28th, 1960
United States of America

Musical acts

1.Spyro Gyra Jazz, Psychedelic rock, Smooth jazz, Progressive rock, Jazz fusion

1992 -

Spyro Gyra is an American jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the mid-1970s in Buffalo, New York, United States. Their music, often featured on smooth jazz radio stations, combines jazz with elements of R&B, funk and pop music. To date, the band has released over 30 albums and sold over 10 million copies. They average about 100 live performances per year. Popular singles include "Shaker Song" and "Morning Dance". With the exception of founding bandleader Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman, the personnel has changed over time, and between the studio and the live stage. Today, guitarist Julio Fernandez is also in his third decade with the band. The band's name is a misspelling of Spirogyra, a genus of green algae, which Beckenstein had written about in a college biology paper.

Member history

Member Role Start End
Saxophone 1974
Electric piano, Piano, Keyboard 1977
Julio Fernandez
Guitar 1984
Bass guitar 1992
Lee Pearson
Drums, Percussion 2011

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