Johnny Scott (jazz musician)
|Birth name||John Kerningham Sidney Scott|
Buffalo, New York, United States
|Died||2010 (aged 71–72)
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott (ca. 1938; Buffalo, New York – April 20, 2010) was a jazz vocalist and tenor saxophonist. Scott was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and began his musical studies at the age of 15. After enlisting in the Army, he joined a band which entertained American troops in Europe. Subsequent to his discharge from the Army in the early '60s, Johnny moved to Montreal, Canada, where he has performed in a wide spectrum of settings for over 47 years.
Although the jazz idiom has always been his primary focus, Johnny Scott has explored a variety of other genres over the course of his career, including pop music, R&B, and blues.
Johnny Scott died of cancer, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada, on April 20, 2010. He was 72 years old.
- "Never Let Me Go" (With the Josh Rager sextet Time and Again Effendi records 2008)
- Easy Living (with the Geoff Lapp Trio) - Victor Studio / PJ Studio, 2003
- Contrasts (Geoff Lapp, pno; George Mitchell, bs; David Laing, dms) - JazzCo, 1990
- From Now On - JazzCo, 1986