by Peter Aaron
Schachter has played saxophone, flute, and clarinet with acts ranging from the American Symphony to the Manhattan Transfer. Since 1988 he’s performed in stage productions on and off Broadway, such as “Pippin,” “Kinky Boots,” “Chicago,” “Cinderella,” “Newsies,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Billy Elliot,” and others.
Here’s a PR synopsis of Outside In, which was published via Schachter’s Starbeat Press last year: “Shawn is a hard-luck saxophonist with an unearthly muse. His demented neighbors, a mob boss and a choir of interdimensional aliens with sharp teeth are not the only things that stand between Shawn and jazz stardom. A bigger problem is no one likes his crazy music. Worst of all, it scares off Carole, the woman he loves more than anyone. It even scares Shawn himself because he knows one day he’ll follow his reckless muse until he goes insane, and Carole will stay away forever. When his soul collides with reality, Shawn must choose between his art and his love.”
Scott Schachter will read from and sign copies of Outside In at Warner Library in Tarrytown on December 15 at 7pm. For information, call (914) 631-7734 or visit www.warnerlibrary.org. The book is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.