Scott Drewes is the drummer with the United States Military Academy Band Jazz Knights at West Point, NY and co-leader of the group The Drewes Brothers with Doug Drewes. He is a former drummer with the Air Force Bands stationed at Hanscom AFB and Scott AFB where he had the opportunity to perform for Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
He has performed with Bobby Watson, Benny Golson, John Pizzarelli, Larry Goldings, Greg Hopkins, Chris Vadala, Sammy Nestico, Toni Tennille, Jane Monheit, Deborah Weisz, Jiggs Whigam, Billy Pierce, Maureen McGovern and Phil Wilson. He has been heard at many venues across the United States such as Chicago Symphony Hall and Powell Symphony Hall in St. Louis as well as jazz festivals across the East Coast and Midwest.
Scott has also performed on Good Morning America. Scott is also an active educator having given clinics/masterclasses at Illinois State College, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Smith College, Amherst College, and many high schools throughout New England and the Midwest. He is a former faculty member at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, ME. Scott went to the North Carolina School of the Arts for high school where he studied percussion with Massie Johnson.
After high school, he went on to receive his bachelor of music degree in jazz studies from Manhattan School of Music where he studied with Justin DiCioccio. After undergraduate school, he went to the University of Maryland, College Park where he received his master of music degree in jazz studies. Here he studied with Steve Fidyk and Chris Vadala. Scott has also studied under John Riley and Bob Gullotti.