A native of Queens, NY, Jeff Scott started the French horn at age 14. He received his bachelor's degree from Manhattan School of Music, and master's degree from SUNY at Stony Brook. During those years Mr. Scott studied with Jerome Ashby, David Jolley, Scott Brubaker and William Purvis.
Mr. Scott's performance credits are many and varied. They include The Lion King orchestra (on Broadway, New York City) 1997-2005, and other Broadway shows such as On the Town and Showboat. He has been a member of the Alvin Ailey and Dance Theater of Harlem orchestras since 1995 and has performed under the direction of Wynton Marsalis with the Lincoln Center Jazz orchestra since 2005. Mr. Scott is a current and founding member of the internationally acclaimed wind quintet, “Imani Winds”. Mr. Scott has also experienced good fortune as a studio musician. He can be heard on movie soundtracks scored by Terrence Blanchard, Tan Dun and on commercial recordings with notable artists such as Chic Corea, Chico O'Farill, Robin Eubanks, Freddy Cole and Jimmy Heath, among others. Additionally, he has toured with artists such as Barbra Streisand and the late Luther Vandross.
Mr. Scott's arranging and composing credits are many, and include scoring the off-Broadway production of Becoming Something, The Canada Lee Story, a staged production of Josephine Baker: A Life of Le Jazz Hot, and many arrangements and original works for classical, and jazz ensembles.
Mr. Scott has been on the horn faculty of the music department at Montclair State University (New Jersey) since 2002.