Herb Scott

Herb Scott

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Herb Scott

D.C. Native and saxophonist Herb Scott is a rising star on the Washington, D.C. Jazz Scene. After attending Duke Ellington, he earned a B.A. in Jazz Studies, from Michigan State University in 2009. Herb began playing the saxophone at the early age of 10 at the Sitar Center for the Arts. He has also studied at the Levine School of Music, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the award-winning educator Davey Yarborough. At Ellington, he had the opportunity to perform with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsailis and jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. He also appeared on the final episode of the second season of Comedy Central’s The Chappelle Show. At Michigan State, Herb studied under the direction of Jazz legend Rodney Whitaker and with Professor Diego Rivera. He toured with the MSU Jazz Band to New York where they played at the Dizzy’s Coca Cola-Club and at Lincoln Center and as a leader at the world famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, Michigan. During  his career Herb has also performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Universal Studios Orlando, Constitution Hall, the Library of Congress, The Detroit Jazz Fest, the East Lansing Jazz Fest, the DC Jazz Fest and has performed at almost every Jazz venue in the Washington, D.C. area.  His first album as a band leader “Introducing Herb Scott on Alto Saxophone,” a NU-Jazz Collective was released in 2011. In 2015 Herb started a weekly Jazz Jam session at Mr. Henry’s restaurant where Grammy award winner Roberta Flack held her weekly residency just before releasing the famed “Killing me Softly” album. Herb completed his first International Residency at the St. Regis Hotel in Doha,Qatar for two months before returning to the U.S. and headlining at the Legendary Blues Alley Jazz and Supper Club. Herb is set to release his new album “The RE-Gentrification” in Spring 2017.

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