SRT featuring John "J.R." Robinson & Tom Scott
John “J.R.” Robinson [drums]
Tom Scott [saxophone]
Andrew Synowiec [guitar]
Mitch Towne [keyboards]
In an era where music is created virtually in bedrooms and basements, SRT is creating modern music the old-fashioned way: live, together in the studio. Session ace Andrew Synowiec, drumming legend John J.R. Robinson, and jazz phenom Mitch Towne have formed a power trio that will be joined by saxophonist Tom Scott.
World-renowned, Grammy-winning musician John “J.R.” Robinson is widely considered the most recorded drummer in history, playing on albums that have sold well over 500 million copies. He is the drummer on 20 number-one pop songs by artists such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Steve Winwood, and has been the drummer on more than 100 Grammy-winning tracks. Rolling Stone Magazine featured J.R. in their list of The Top 100 Drummers of All Time. J.R. is the drummer on many other Top-40 hits with artists such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Diana Ross, Daft Punk, David Lee Roth, Rufus & Chaka Khan, The Pointer Sisters, Wilson Philips, Peter Cetera, George Benson, and Quincy Jones. It’s not an exaggeration to say that J.R. Robinson is the drummer on the soundtrack of our lives.
Tom Scott is a renowned composer, arranger, producer, music director, saxophonist and educator. His 33 solo recordings have earned him 13 Grammy nominations and 3 Grammy awards. In 2013 he produced a CD for young ukulele master Brittni Paiva which won a Hawaiian Grammy for ‘Ukulele Album of the Year’, and in 2017 received his first Emmy Award nomination for Musical Direction of the Tony Bennett 90th Birthday TV Special on NBC. Tom’s career as a guest artist spans more than 2000 recordingsby such diverse artists as Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Thelonious Monk, the Blues Brothers, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Aerosmith.
You may not know Andrew Synowiec by name, but chances are you’ve heard his Grammy-winning guitar playing. Andrew is a multi-faceted session musician with credits like The Who’s #1 album Who, the blockbuster film Frozen (including the infectious “Let It Go”), and countless commercial and indie projects. With his collection of nearly 100 stringed instruments, he has recorded for artists ranging from M83 to Michael Bublé and producers like Bob Rock and David Foster. Andrew has contributed to albums selling over 10 million copies worldwide and more than 25 Grammy-nominated recordings, including his own 2015 Grammy Award as a member of the acclaimed LA Big Band “Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.”
Mitch Towne is a Grammy-nominated keyboardist and touring musician. His ability to move seamlessly between diverse styles has made him a sought-after side-man with artists as varied as multi-platinum artists John “J.R.” Robinson and Aloe Blacc, jazz/R&B artist and Grammy-winning producer Terrace Martin, jazz heavyweights Ryan Kisor, Matt Wilson, Dave Stryker, Jerry Bergonzi, Troy Roberts and Dan Wilson, and blues artist Eric Gales.