Touring Musician Scott Page Talks Supertramp, Being Kind to Everyone You Meet and Giving Back
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Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation that shares news and stories about music education. This week we’re highlighting episode 89 featuring Scott Page- a musician, technologist, entrepreneur and performer- widely recognized as the saxophonist/guitarist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto.
In this episode, Page chats about his work building a music conservatory in Watts, Los Angeles, alongside Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Norwood Fisher from Fishbone and Stephen Perkins from Jane's Addiction.
“People don't realize that music is really the soul of society," said Page.
“It’s about building relationships. I just got lucky. I would take any gig. I didn't care if it paid. It didn't matter, as long as I could be around the business all my life.” – Scott Page
On the story of Supertramp, “Bob Siebenberg, the drummer, used to come into my gig all the time, and I didn't know who he was. One day, I asked him, ‘What are you doing?’ He says, ‘We're cutting a record. We're a band called Supertramp.’ Then a while later, I got a call.” – Scott Page
“At the end of the day, it is about building relationships and being kind to people. I had the pleasure of having a business with Quincy Jones. Quincy Jones was the most remarkable person because when he spoke to you, you knew he was100 percent attentive on you- if you’re a fan, whatever.” – Scott Page
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