Stephen Scott (jazz pianist)

Stephen Scott (born March 13, 1969) is an American jazz pianist. Scott played piano from the age of five. While attending New York’s High School of the Performing Arts 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]

Stephen Scott
Born1969 (age 53–54)
Queens, New York
LabelsVerve, Enja

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 playing with bands led by 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), Jon Hendricks, Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Lewis, appearing on Eeeyyess!,[4] Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins and Bobby Watson.


As leaderEdit

  • Something to Consider (Verve, 1991)
  • Aminah's Dream (Verve, 1993)
  • Renaissance (Verve, 1994)
  • Beautiful Thing (Verve, 1996)
  • Vision Quest (Enja, 1999)

As sidemanEdit

With Betty Carter

With Ron Carter

With Ray Drummond

With Frank Foster

With Joe Henderson

With Freddie Hubbard

With Sonny Rollins


  1. ^ "Stephen Scott Trio". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  2. ^ "Sonny Rollins: Summoning the Muse - JazzTimes". JazzTimes. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  3. ^ "Salute To Betty Carter". Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  4. ^ "Victor Lewis | Pearl Drums". Retrieved 2017-12-23.