Biography

Listen to Straight No Chaser’s Full-Length Interview with Will!

Will Scruggs is a saxophonist, singer, and bandleader based in Atlanta, GA. Dedicated to music since he began playing saxophone in the 3rd grade, Will has performed all over the USA and Europe. His music has received international radio airplay, including Sirius XM Radio and NPR, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Raleigh News and Observer. As a studio musician, Will has recorded with Natalie Cole, the Wood Brothers, Belle and Sebastian, Cee-Lo Green, and producers Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Ben Allen. In addition to his performance career, Will maintains a small teaching studio called the Woodshed in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta.

Will is a hardworking family man with a heart of gold and head full of hair. He currently lives with his loving wife and two beautiful children, Simeon and Stevie. He’s playing jazz sax for about a million years, and if the legends are true he has performed with some of the best musicians of our time, including everyone on this list. If he got around to writing this bio, it’d have information in it that wasn’t just me rambling about what a freakin fantastic guy he is, but for now you’ll have to take my word for it.

To get in touch with Will about performing or teaching, visit his booking or lessons pages respectively, or use the information on the sidebar to get in touch!

Will’s Upcoming Schedule:

October 2017

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  • Lesson - Aidan
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  • Lesson - Burrell
  • Will Scruggs's Fat Tuesday Trio
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  • Lesson - Roxcel
  • Lesson - Max
  • Lesson - Nathan
  • Lesson - Charlotte
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  • Lesson - Nikolay
  • Lesson - Isabel
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  • Travis Cottle's Boston/Chicago Tribute Show
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  • Travis Cottle's Boston/Chicago Tribute Show
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  • Private Event - Emerald Empire Band
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  • Lesson - Aidan
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  • Lesson - Burrell
  • Will Scruggs's Fat Tuesday Trio
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  • Lesson - Roxcel
  • Lesson - Max
  • Lesson - Nathan
  • Lesson - Charlotte
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  • Lesson - Nikolay
  • Lesson - Isabel
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  • Private Event - Emerald Empire
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  • Lesson - Aidan
  • Emerald Empire Band Showcase
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  • Lesson - Burrell
  • Will Scruggs's Fat Tuesday Trio
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  • Lesson - Roxcel
  • Lesson - Max
  • Lesson - Nathan
  • Lesson - Charlotte
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  • Lesson - Nikolay
  • Lesson - Isabel
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  • Private Event - Emerald Empire
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  • Lesson - Aidan
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  • Lesson - Burrell
  • Will Scruggs's Fat Tuesday Trio
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  • Lesson - Roxcel
  • Lesson - Max
  • Lesson - Nathan
  • Lesson - Charlotte
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  • Lesson - Nikolay
  • Lesson - Isabel
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  • 4th Friday Jazz & Poetry w/Will Scruggs Trio
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  • Private Event - Emerald Empire
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  • Lesson - Aidan
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  • Lesson - Burrell