graduate of the music performance program at San Jose State University, Scott is on the faculty of the Stanford Jazz Workshop and has taught clinics across the U.S. and Canada, including at Selkirk College (Nelson, BC), The Siskiyou Institute (Ashland, OR), Capilano University (Vancouver, BC), Vancouver Community College, San Jose State University Jazz Program, Mission College (Santa Clara, CA), San Jose Youth Festival, and the Community School of Music and Art in Mt. View, CA. Scott is currently a clinician for San Jose Jazz, Valley Christian High School, and is a faculty member of the San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp in addition to teaching privately.
Scott has been touring and playing professionally since 1983. He’s currently a featured performer with Brazilian jazz artist Ed Johnson and Novo Tempo, the Kristen Strom Quintet, and is touring with Crossing Borders, featuring Jennifer Scott and Kristen Strom.
Scott is a producer/engineer at Open Path Music where he’s worked with a wide range of artists including Duke Robillard, poet Paul Zarzyski, Jerry Miller (Moby Grape), Scott Amendola, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Stowell, Chris Cain, Bobby Black, Sista Monica, Dayna Stephens, Sony Holland, Cowboy Celtic, Mike Zilber, Gloria Coleman, Lonnie Gasperini, Calvin Keyes, Rushad Eggleston, Natalie Haas, and many others.
He has composed for film and television, including co-writing and co-producing the score for the feature film Fat Rose & Squeaky, featuring Cicely Tyson and Louise Fletcher.