Los Angeles-based Scott Healy is a Grammy®-nominated composer, producer, pianist multi-keyboardist and recording artist who multitasks across the musical spectrum. He is best-known for playing in the house band for Conan O’Brien: first on Late Night in NYC, then moving out to LA in 2009 for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and now Conan on TBS, where he held down the keyboard chair in the Basic Cable Band until 2018. His critically-acclaimed CD release Hudson City Suite by the 10-piece Scott Healy Ensemble received 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Composition.
In addition to his composing, recording, and nightly TV gig, Healy works in the studios for film and TV on piano, organ, electronic keyboards. He has recorded and performed with many of the greats in rock, blues, R&B and jazz: Robert Cray, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, BB King, Jackson Browne, Levon Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and Tony Bennett, among others. He has worked as an arranger for major label releases, including scoring the big band arrangement for the 2001 Ricky Martin hit “She Bangs”.
Healy‘s work reflects his classical piano, composition, conducting and orchestration training, as well as his years in the studio and on the stage, whether it be on the podium, in the band or behind the glass. Other composing, arranging and scoring credits include the Portland Symphony, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Christina Aguilera, and music for film and TV.
Scott is also a frequent host of many of ASMAC’s classes including the Big Band Hanginar series. Other teaching includes clinics and guest teaching around the country. He leads the Ellington Study Group for LA’s Academy of Scoring Arts, and is an author and blogger.
Visit allmusic.com and imdb.com for full recording and producing credits. Scott’s website: bluedogmusic.com.