Stephen Scott Trio

Stephen Scott Trio

 West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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Biography

Stephen Scott

Now at the ripe age of 42, pianist and keyboardist Stephen Scott has secured his membership in what author Stanley Crouch calls, “the inventive elect.” Scott’s recordings, Something to Consider,Aminah’s Dream, Renaissance, The Beautiful Thing and The Vision Quest all written, arranged and produced by Scott, document his evolution as a pianist, composer, band leader and 'one of the leading lights not only of his generation but also of the mainstream jazz renaissance.'

With a career that spans over 25 years, he has performed and or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Roy Hargrove, Freddie Hubbard, Pieces of a Dream, Dr. John and Ron Carter and many others. He began his career at age 14 performing with former 'Basie' trumpter Dave Burns and soon after at age 18, landed the gig with Vocalist Betty Carter. He spent nearly ten years as the pianist with saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Among the many recordings he has been involved with are the Grammy Award winning recordings of Betty Carter’s LOOK WHAT I GOT, Joe Henderson’s LUSH LIFE, and THIS WHAT I DO and WITHOUT A SONG: THE 9/11 CONCERT both Sonny Rollins.

Scott has appeared on ”THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, numerous live performances for various BET ON JAZZ programs and the movie CAFÉ SOCIETY. Scott’s compositions and arrangements have been played and or recorded by many other artists. JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, recognizing his talents as a composer commissioned him to compose a musical work. The piece entitled POSTCARDS FROM HOME was performed by the Lincoln Center orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis and premiered in the winter of 1996.

Over the years Mr. Scott participated in many master classes and lectured at many universities around the world including Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center's Jazz Ahead program.

Musicians with Scott's creative impulses are like independent Filmmakers who have turned away from the formulas of Hollywood in search of individual ways to reassert the fierce poise, the wit and the romantic grandeur that have given the best art of this country its charisma- from Stanley Crouch's
Liner notes for the BEAUTIFUL THING

Discography

Clifton Anderson
Decades

Sathima Bea Benjamin
Musical Echoes

Cecil Brooks III
Smokin' Jazz
Our Mister Brooks

Betty Carter
Look What I Got*
Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of
Music from Vintage Disney Films
Compact Jazz: Betty Carter

Ron Carter
8 Plus
Friends
The Bass and I
Orfeu
When Skies are Grey
Holiday in Rio
Jazz and Bossa
Dear Miles
World Of Ron Carter

Ray Drummond
1,2,3,4

Charles Fambrough
Charmer

Frank Foster
Leo Rising

Good Fellas
Good Fellas Vol. 1&2

Craig Handy
Reflections in Change

Harper Brothers
The Harper Brothers
Remembrance: Live at the Village Vanguard

Roy Hargrove
Public Eye
Approaching Standards
Merry Jazzmas
Spirit of Jazz
Collected Roy Hargrove
Family
Jazz Central Station Global Jazz Poll Winners, Vol. 1

Joe Henderson
Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn *

Freddie Hubbard
MMTC
God Bless the Child

Dr. John
Funky New Orleans

Victor Lewis
Eeeyyess!!

Wynton Marsalis
Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert

Charnett Moffett
Internet

Dion Parson
21st Century

Pieces of a Dream
Goodbye Manhattan
Sensual Embrace, Vol. 2

Justin Robinson
Just in Time
Challenge

Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins Plus 3
Silver City: A Celebration of 25 Years Of Milestone
Global Warming*
This Is What I Do
Without a Song: The 9/11 Concert*
Milestone Profiles
Road Shows, Vol. 1

Stephen Scott
Something to Consider
Aminah's Dream
Renaissance
Beautiful Thing
Parker's Mood
Vision Quest

Avery Sharpe
Extended Family, Vol. 3: Family Values

Terell Stafford
Centripetal Force
New Beginnings

Steve Turre
Steve Turre
In the Spur of the Moment
One4J: Paying Homage to J.J. Johnson
TNT Trombone N Tenor

Verve
Compact Jazz: Best of the Jazz Vocalists
Jazz for Joy: A Verve Christmas Album
Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters: Verve at 50
Verve Presents: The Very Best Of Christmas Jazz
Christmas for Lovers
Isn't It Romantic: Rodgers and Hart Songbook

Bobby Watson
Tailor Made

Mark Whitfield
7th Ave. Stroll

Pete Yellin
It's You or No One

* Grammy Winners