Scott Kinsey

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Portrait of Scott Kinsey

Scott Kinsey is a keyboardist and member of the band Tribal Tech. He is a 1991 graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.


In addition to playing in Tribal Tech with Scott Henderson[1] and Gary Willis, Kinsey has worked with philanthropist Paul Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Philip Bailey, Bob Belden, Concha Buika, Danny Carey, Jimmy Earl, Bill Evans, Robben Ford, Matt Garrison, Tim Hagans, David Holmes, James Moody, Norrbotten Big Band, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Serj Tankian, Anne Sofie von Otter, Joe Walsh, WDR Big Band, Gary Willis, Torsten de Winkel, Joe Zawinul, and Uncle Moe's Space Ranch with guitarists Brett Garsed and T. J. Helmerich.

Kinsey has produced albums by Philip Bailey (Soul On Jazz), Joe Zawinul (Faces and Places), Tim Hagans (Imagination Animation and ReAnimation) Tribal Tech (TTX, Reality Check, Thick, Rocket Science), Scott Henderson (Dog Party, Tore Down House) Gary Willis (Bent), and James Moody (Homage). His work appeared on the soundtracks to the films Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve Ocean's Thirteen, Code 46, Stander, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Brown Sugar, and Analyze That.

Kinsey was a protégé of Joe Zawinul, the executive producer of the European version of Kinsey's first album, Kinesthetics.


As leader[edit]

  • Kinesthetics (Abstract Logix, 2006)
  • Near Life Experience (Abstract Logix, 2016)
  • No Sleep (Kinesthetic Music, 2017)
  • Arc Trio (Blue Canoe, 2018)
  • We Speak Luniwaz (Whirlwind, 2019)

With Human Element

  • Human Element (Abstract Logix, 2010)

With Kurt Rosenwinkel

  • Do It 1992 (Heartcore, 2019)

With Tribal Tech

With Uncle Moe's Space Ranch

  • Uncle's Moe's Space Ranch (Tone Center, 2001)
  • Moe's Town (Tone Center, 2007)

As sideman[edit]

With Bob Belden

  • Princejazz (Somethin' Else, 1994)
  • Tapestry (Blue Note, 1997)
  • Black Dahlia (Blue Note, 2001)

With Tim Hagans

  • Animation/Imagination (Blue Note, 1999)
  • Re-Animation Live! with Bob Belden (Blue Note, 1999)
  • Future Miles (ACT, 2002)

With Scott Henderson

With Gary Willis

  • No Sweat (Alchemy, 1996)
  • Bent (Alchemy, 1998)
  • Larger Than Life (Abstract Logix, 2015)

With others


  1. ^ Meredith, Bill (10 December 2019). "Scott Kinsey: We Speak Luniwaz: The Music of Joe Zawinul (Whirlwind)". JazzTimes. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Gianfranco Continenza Feat. Bill Evans & Scott Kinsey – The Past Inside The Present". Discogs.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)


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