Compositions || Arrangements || Audio || Video

In addition to performing multiple styles of guitar on a regular basis, Kyle is a composer and arranger. He specializes in writing for jazz groups (from solo to big band arrangements), guitar ensembles, and fusion/funk bands, though he has experience with many more styles as well and is always open to a new challenge. Below are examples of his work.

 
 

Audio

Select recordings of Kyle's compositions, arrangements, and performances.

 
 

Hang Gliding

Composed by Maria Schneider
Arranged by Kyle Scherrer
Performed by the USC Cinematic Ensemble; Evan Ziegenmeyer, Sapphire Jewell, Mitch Thomas, Kyle Scherrer (soloist)
Recorded and Mixed by Pat Kelley at Artsong Studios

 

My Love 4 U

Composed by Ariana DeBoo
Produced by Max Levin
Acoustic Guitar by Kyle Scherrer

Mixed by Max Levin and Teo Shantz
Mastered by Adam Straney at Breakpoint Mastering

 

The Thread, the Maze

Composed by Michael Blasky

Performed by Kyle Scherrer (guitar), Aaron Reihs (tenor saxophone), Omree Gal-Oz (piano), Ari Giancaterino (bass), Conor Malloy (drums), and Michael Blasky (alto saxophone)
Recorded by Dick McIlvery at the John Williams Scoring Stage

 

Nickajack Cave

Composed by Conor Malloy

Performed by Kyle Scherrer (guitar+solo), Aaron Reihs (tenor saxophone), Omree Gal-Oz (piano), Ari Giancaterino (bass), Conor Malloy (drums), and Michael Blasky (alto saxophone)
Recorded by Dick McIlvery at the John Williams Scoring Stage

 
 

Video

Select videos of Kyle's compositions, arrangements, and performances.

 

“For Everything”

Sharing Skies

Recorded on location at Sun Space in Shadow Hills, CA. The first installment of an ongoing, monthly series of on-location video compositions created by composer/instrumentalists Michael Blasky and Kyle Scherrer. Performed in the back room of Sun Space, “For Everything” was realized with the quirkily curated energy of the venue in mind.

 

“Gilda”

Sharing Skies

 

Recorded on location in the foothills of the Verdugo Mountains. Blossoming from the foundation of a 8-note melodic cell found deep within a composition notebook, this month’s video marks our first traversal into the outdoors and the world of fully acoustic music. Named after the dog who lives at the home behind which we recorded this piece, “Gilda” channels some of our favorite folk influences, from the compositionally minded string playing of Julian Lage and Chris Thile to the weighted phraseology of Justin Vernon, S. Carey, and Sufjan Stevens.