Johnny Scott (jazz musician)

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Johnny Scott
Birth name John Kerningham Sidney Scott
Born 1938
Buffalo, New York, United States
Died 2010 (aged 71–72)
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Vocalist, instrumentalist
Instruments Tenor saxophone

John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott (ca. 1938; Buffalo, New York – April 20, 2010) was a jazz vocalist and tenor saxophonist.[1] 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" [1](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


  1. ^ Hum, Peter (22 April 2010). "R.I.P., Johnny Scott". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 11 February 2012.