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Three-time Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer, and arranger Tom Scott grew up in a musical household. His father was a much sought-after composer for television scores, for shows like “Lassie.” He’s carried that legacy forward, writing for shows like “Starsky and Hutch” and the “Streets of San Francisco.” He’s also recorded with George Harrison, Paul McCartney, the Grateful Dead, and many other top acts. He’ll be performing this weekend at the Sitka Jazz Festival. With KCAW’s Chris Todd.
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