Scott Oakley, formerly of Boston, now makes Los Angeles his home. The Scott Oakley Trio has performed hundreds of gigs from New York to Portland in restaurants, clubs and other venues for the past 20 years, and now is relocated to Southern California. For 4 years The Scott Oakley Trio made it's home at Raphael's Restaurant in Portland Maine where the clientele praised their performances and returned night after night for the great food and swinging music. Since 1990 The Trio has recorded regularly, and the Invisible Music Records label handles and distributes 3 of Scott's CDs. Please check out invisiblemusicrecords.com for pictures, catalog, and sound bytes. Scott Oakley began playing the piano at a young age, attended Berklee College of Music, then matriculated New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1978, Dean's List. While at the New England Conservatory he studied with Jaki Byard, George Russell, and composition with Tom McKinley. Charles Banacos was the major influence when it came to jazz piano instruction outside of school, and Madame Chaloff shared her insights about the Russian Piano Technique. After freelancing in Boston and New York, Scott took a day job while continuing to write and play. During that time 5 records were released: Raphael's Revenge in '86', The Friendship House CD in '90', Yule Be Diggin' This in '93', Come Home Brother Johnson in '96', and Doberman Attack in '99'. During the past decade The Scott Oakley Trio has performed numerous concert and club dates including a 3 year memorable stint at Raphael's in Portland Maine.