Amina Scott

Instructor, Contemporary Ensemble, Bass

BM Music Industry Studies, '16 (Loyola University), MM Jazz Studies, '19 (Florida State University)

Amina Scott, born and raised in Oakland, CA, is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. In 2012, Amina relocated to New Orleans, LA where she studied at Loyola University New Orleans under the tutelage of Allen Nisbet, Roland Guerin, and Ed Wise. She graduated from Loyola in 2016 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Industry Studies.

In 2017, Amina began her studies at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) studying with Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson, Marcus Roberts, and Bill Peterson. Additionally in 2017, Amina joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose. With them, she has performed at festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Ascona Jazz Festival (Ascona, Switzerland), and the Detroit Jazz Festival as well as with the small group, NOJO 7, performing at venues and festivals such as the St. Lucia Jazz Festival (St. Lucia) and the Exit Zero Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ).

Now based in New Orleans, Amina has performed with various artists including Steve Turre, Wess “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, David Murray, Jamison Ross, Nnenna Freelon, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and more. She has also performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL) and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA). In 2017, Amina was a fellow in the Steans Institute of Music Jazz Program (Ravinia, IL). She also acts as a band leader with her trio and the up and coming fusion band, Noruz.

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430 Communications/Music Complex
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Loyola University New Orleans
School of Music Industry
6363 St. Charles Ave.
Campus Box 122
New Orleans, LA 70118

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