Jazz Underground: Amina Scott

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 7:30pm
Nunemaker Auditorium

Amina Scott Quintet featuring Amber Matthews

This Jazz Underground performnace celebrates the joys of being a Black American. Typically, when we discuss Black History Month, we delve into the struggles of the Civil Rights Movement, among other historic events. While those struggles are a part of who we all are, we must not forget the beauty and joy that comes with being Black, and this music will be shared with all, with love, on this special Valentine's Day performance. We will play a few original pieces as well as songs that celebrate love and finding your inner peace in today's society. 

Amina Scott, born and raised in Oakland, CA, is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Her interest in music began at an early age when her grandmother began giving her piano lessons. From then, her love and passion for music has yet to cease, playing electric bass at the age of twelve and was soon playing gigs with local bands in Oakland. In 2017, Amina joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose. Now based in New Orleans, Amina leads her own band and she has performed with various artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, David Murray, Jamison Ross, Joanne Brackeen, Don Vappie, Herlin Riley, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and more.