Scott J. Kulick

Trumpet Guitar and Bass



Musical diversity fosters creative. It is in this vein that Scott has spent his career, searching for music to make his own.

As a freelance trumpet player in New York, Scott has had the great fortune to perform with Jimmy Heath’s Queens Jazz Orchestra, Victor Rendon’s Bronx Connexion Latin Big Band, indy rock band Pendelum Swings. He has performed extensively in musical theatre pit orchestras playing shows ranging from A Christmas Carol to Guys and Dolls to Legally Blonde.

Before returning to New York in 2010, Scott maintained one of the busiest schedules for a trumpet player in Southwest Virginia. As founder of the Big Lick Brass Band and the Virginia Folk-Jazz Trio, Scott cut his teeth as a composer, arranger and bandleader headlining at clubs throughout Virginia. As a freelance performer, Scott appeared and/or recorded with Abbey Road Live!, Sol Creech, the Seed, Electric Chameleon and many more. Scott has performed the Hindemith Sonata, Hummel Concerto, and Antheil’s Sonata for Trumpet and Piano. In 2005 he composed and performed Something Beautiful for Trumpet and Computer.

In 2012, Scott recieved his MA in Jazz Performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College) where he studied with such greats as Michael P. Mossman, Antonio Hart, David Berkman and Jeb Patton.

As an instructor, Scott has instructed hundreds of students, primarily on Trumpet, Guitar and Bass. Favoring a practical approach to music, Scott’s students have won awards, played in festivals, and most importantly performed throughout Virginia and New York.



As Bandleader

  • Scott Kulick Sextet (2012 – ) New York, NY
  • Big Apple Brass Band (2013 – ) New York, NY
  • Big Lick Brass Band (2007 – 2010) Southwest Virginia Second Line Salem, VA
  • VA Folk-Jazz Trio (2006 – 2010) Roanoke, VA


Selected Freelance Performance:

  • Abbey Road Live! Beatles tribute. Athens, GA
  • Bob Hale Quintet Roanoke, VA
  • Church of Saint Mark Brooklyn, NY
  • Bronx Conexion Latin-Jazz Big Band with Victor Rendon  Bronx, NY
  • Fat Daddy Blues Band Roanoke, VA
  • Halfmoon Roanoke, VA
  • In A New York Minute Long Island, NY
  • Mount Saint Dominic Academy Musical Theatre Caldwell, NJ
  • Music For Americans Fourth of July Celebration Roanoke, VA
  • Pendulum Swings New York, NY
  • Our Lady of the Snows Queens, NY
  • Our Lady of the Mercy Queens, NY
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal  Brooklyn, NY
  • Our Lady of Victory  Floral Park, NY
  • Queens Jazz Orchestra with Jimmy Heath Queens, VA
  • Queens Art Ensemble Queens, NY
  • Regina Pacis Church Brooklyn, NY
  • Roanoke College Salem, VA
  • Rockaway Theatre Company Fort Tilden, NY
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church Blacksburg, VA
  • St. Thomas More, Breezy Point, NY
  • Townsend Harris HS Musical Theatre  Flushing, NY


Musical Theatre:

  • A Christmas Carol  2013
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  2015
  • Beauty and the Beast  2013
  • Bye Bye Birdie  2012
  • Damn Yankees  2014
  • Fiddler on the Roof  2013
  • Guys and Dolls  2014,  2015
  • Gypsy  2014
  • How to Succeed at Business Without Really Trying  2014
  • Legally Blonde 2012,  2013,  2015
  • Nunsense  2014
  • The Pajama Game 2015
  • Pippin  2012
  • The Wizard of Oz  2015

Partial Discography:

  • Pendelum Swings 2013
  • Electric Chameleon Dreamin’ On 2009
  • The Seed The Seed 2009
  • Sol Creech Freedom 2008
  • Lance Smith Indian Grave, 2005


  • The New York Music School Queens, NY / Brooklyn, NY / Long Island, NY  (2010 – )
    Manager / Instructor (trumpet, guitar, bass, piano, composition)
  • Louis Armstrong House Museum Corona, NY (2015 – )
    C.A.S.A. Teaching Artist at I.S. 61
  • Holy Cross High School Flushing, NY (2012 – 2014)
    Asst. Music Teacher: Brass
    Private instruction (trumpet, trombone, tuba, bass guitar)
  • Ridenhour Music Salem, VA / Christiansburg, VA  (2004 – 2010)
    Trumpet, Guitar, Bass, Group Performance, Improvisation, Composition, Music Theory


  • Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (Queens, NY) M.A. in Jazz Performance 2012
  • Roanoke College (Salem, VA) B.A. in Music 2004