JAZZPAR Artists - Scott Colley

   Scott Colley (US), b. Nov. 24, 1963, was part of Prize Winner Chris Potter's JAZZPAR 2000 Septet and Prize Winner Andrew Hill's JAZZPAR 2003 Nonet.

By age 16, Colley discovered Charlie Haden through the classic recordings of Ornette Coleman. Colley studied privately with Haden and classical bassist Fred Tinsley. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1988 and moved to New York City. Colley has made tours and recorded with Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, James Newton, Joe Henderson, Billy Hart, Phil Woods, Jim Hall and many others. Colley's forceful lines, graceful touch, assured sense of swing and sensitive support supply a firm yet interactive foundation. Duets have highlighted Colley's empathetic skills and strong melodic penchant on the instrument. Rich tones and driving momentum - Colley's resounding groove-power has even graced the cutting edge sounds of the funk-fusion-hip-hop group Lost Tribe.    He has appeared on 60+ albums, including several sessions with Chris Potter and several sessions with Andrew Hill.

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