The Jazz Podcast

Scott Mayo

June 12, 2023 Rob Cope & Tara Minton
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Scott Mayo
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Show Notes

Mayo released his third album, Meu Brasil in January 2023. Meu Brasil is his first Brazilian project and features maestro Sergio Mendes, guitarists/composers Dori Caymmi and Guinga and the voice of Gracinha Leporace, among others. 

“This album is an homage to a music and a country that has so deeply shaped my musical life. It’s called Meu Brasil because I wanted to share how the music has touched me and, from my Black American perspective, how I feel the music.” 

Additionally, Mayo performed on screen and on the soundtrack for the 2022 film Babylon, recorded on the critically-acclaimed television series Better Call Saul, on Beyonce’s smash, new album Renaissance, John Legend’s new album Legend, and on Oscar-nominated composerTerence Blanchard’s score of Father Of The Bride remake. Spring 2022 saw Mayo performing as part of the 94th Academy Awards orchestra and the 64th annual Grammy Awards with legendary rapper, Nas. In autumn 2021, Mayo recorded on “You Deserve It All” by megastar John Legend. Summer 2021 had Scott playing all the woodwinds on the Netflix Children’s animation Ada Twist, Scientist founded by President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. 

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