Stephen Scott (jazz pianist)

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Stephen Scott
Born1969 (age 48–49)
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
LabelsVerve, Enja

Stephen Scott (born 13 March 1969 in Queens, New York) is an American jazz pianist. Scott played piano from the age of five, but it was while attending New York’s High School of the Performing Arts that he was introduced to jazz by alto saxophonist Justin Robinson, in particular the music of Wynton Kelly and Red Garland. Later, he took private lessons at the Juilliard School of Music.[1]

In 1986 he received the Young Talent Award from the National Association of Jazz Educators[2] and within the year was hired as accompanist to Betty Carter.[3] Scott was soon a welcome addition to bands led by artists such as Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Craig Handy, Roy Hargrove, the Harper Brothers, Joe Henderson (appearing on the Grammy-winning tribute to Billy Strayhorn, Lush Life[4]), Jon Hendricks, Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Lewis, appearing on Eeeyyess!,[5][6] Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins and Bobby Watson.[7]

He led his own small groups on record from 1991, employing as sidemen musicians such as his mentors Carter and Lewis, and he also played on a trio date with Hargrove and Christian McBride.[8]

As a solo artist he has recorded for Verve Records and Enja Records.[9][10]

Discography[edit]

As leader[11][edit]

As sideman[12][edit]

With Betty Carter

With Ron Carter

With Ray Drummond

With Frank Foster

With Joe Henderson

With Freddie Hubbard

With Sonny Rollins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Scott Trio | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ "Sonny Rollins: Summoning the Muse - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  3. ^ "Salute To Betty Carter". millzone.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  4. ^ "Joe Henderson - Lush Life (The Music Of Billy Strayhorn)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  5. ^ "Victor Lewis - Eeeyyess!". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  6. ^ "Victor Lewis | Pearl Drums". pearldrum.com. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  7. ^ "Stephen Scott (5)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  8. ^ "Stephen Scott (5)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  9. ^ Allmusic biography
  10. ^ "Stephen Scott, Something to Consider (Verve Records) - OffBeat Magazine". OffBeat Magazine. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  11. ^ "Stephen Scott (5)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  12. ^ "Stephen Scott (5)". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-12-23.