b. 13 March 1969, Queens, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Scott performed piano from age five, nonetheless it was while going to New York’s SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL from the Performing Arts that he was released to jazz by alto saxophonist Justin Robinson, specifically the music of Wynton Kelly and Crimson Garland. Later on, he took personal lessons in the Juilliard College of Music. In 1986 he received the Adolescent Talent Award through the Country wide Association of Jazz Teachers and within the entire year was employed as accompanist to Betty Carter. Carter announced him to be always a genius, and Scott was quickly a pleasant addition to rings led by performers such as for example Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, Ron Carter, Lou Donaldson, Benny Golson, Craig Handy, Roy Hargrove, the Harper Brothers, Joe Henderson (showing up for the Grammy-winning tribute to Billy Strayhorn, Lush Existence), Jon Hendricks, Bobby Hutcherson, Victor Lewis, showing up on Eeeyyess!, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Rollins and Bobby Watson. He led his personal small organizations on record from 1991, utilizing as sidemen music artists such as for example his mentors Carter and Lewis, and he also performed on the trio day with Hargrove and Christian McBride. Scott, who also takes on electronic keyboards, is becoming an outstanding amount in contemporary jazz piano. His lessons from Betty Carter among others well-learned, he in addition has developed a unique style, thus setting up him aside and before a lot of his contemporaries.