Stephen Scott’s “Something to Consider” Band May 16th, 2014
With a career that spans nearly 30 years, Stephen Scott has secured his membership in what author Stanley Crouch calls, “the inventive elect.” He has performed and or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Betty Carter, Sonny Rollins, Roy Hargrove, Freddie Hubbard, Pieces of a Dream, Dr. John, Ron Carter and countless others. 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 with 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. Recognizing his talents as a composer, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER commissioned him to compose a musical piece entitled POSTCARDS FROM HOME that was performed by the Lincoln Center orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.
Stephen 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’. Mr. Scott has participated in many master classes and lectured at many universities and educational programs around the world including Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center’s Jazz Ahead program. Presently he is a clinician at the Dillard Center of the Arts and privately instructs many aspiring jazz artists.