March 30 - April 5, 2022

Amina Scott

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Amina Scott
New Orleans, LA
Grant amount: $10,950


Timucua Arts Foundation. Orlando, FL. 3/30/2022
Jacksonville Arts + Music School. Jacksonville, FL. 3/31/2022
Good Times Jazz + Bar Restaurant. Savannah, GA. 4/1/2022
New Orleans Jazz Museum    New Orleans, LA. 4/5/2022

About the Artist

Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Amina Scott, is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Amina’s formal education, including graduate studies, has been enriched by study at the hand of mentors, Allen Nisbet, Roland Guerin, and Ed Wise. She’s also had the opportunity to learn from Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson, Marcus Roberts, and Bill Peterson. Amina joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose which led to performance opportunities at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Ascona Jazz Festival (Ascona, Switzerland). In 2017, Amina was named a fellow in the Steans Institute of Music Jazz Program (Ravinia, IL) under the direction of Rufus Reid, Billy Childs, and Nathan Davis. Now based in New Orleans, Amina has performed with a long list of acclaimed artists. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL) and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA) and is the current bassist for Dee Dee Bridgewater’s DDB Big Band which is an all women big band featuring women from all across the United States. She currently serves as an adjunct professor of music at Loyola University New Orleans and University of New Orleans.