ANDY SCOTT (b 1966 )
Saxophonist-composer Andy Scott initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission and performing worldwide. He embraces elements of classical music, jazz, funk and Latin styles that blend to create an individual voice.
Scott is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner (now The Ivors Composer Awards), a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (established 1985) and a tutor of saxophone at the Royal Northern College of Music. He is equally at home free improvising with duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell, leading and writing for his ensemble Group S, and performing and arranging for John Helliwell’s Super Big Tramp Band.
Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and releasing new music, Scott has recorded with Decca (Argo), Basho Records, Chandos and NMC Recordings. His works have received premieres at Carnegie Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, with an enviable catalogue of compositions that are published by Astute Music. Scott is an endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones and Vandoren Paris.
For more information, visit www.andyscott.org.uk.