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Scott Tixier

Scott Tixier (born 26 February 1986) is an award-winning French jazz violinist and a recording artist.

Tixier has earned international recognition for his playing. Grammy Award winning bassist Marcus Miller says that Tixier “is making an international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound.” Guitarist Pat Metheny says, “[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite community of New York jazz musicians, no small feat.” In an interview with All About Jazz in 2010, violinist Mark Feldman called Scott “really up-and-coming and very talented.” Jean-Luc Ponty said “I have heard Scott's recordings, seen his live performances and I think that he stands above the crowd of current jazz violinists around the world.”

He has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Christina Aguilera, Common, Anthony Braxton, Joss Stone, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Wayne Brady, Chris Walden, Greg Phillinganes, Ray Chew, The Isley Brothers, Cory Smythe, Maceo Parker, Janet Cardiff, Siegfried Kessler, Tony Middleton, Lonnie Plaxico, Myron Walden, Clifford Adams (Kool & the Gang), Helen Sung, Brice Wassy, Gerald Cleaver, Lew Soloff, Yvonnick Prene, Tigran Hamasyan, James Weidman, Marcus McLauren, Giada Valenti, and Tommy Sims.

Scott played at Carnegie Hall, the Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, the Golden Globes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Apollo Theater, the Smalls Jazz Club, The Stone, Roulette, Smoke Jazz, Hammerstein Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Williamsburg Music Center, Prudential Center and the United States Capitol.

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”it reveals Tixier as not only a remarkable improviser, but also a cunning contemporary jazz composer” - John Murph (NPR)

”I have heard Scott's recordings, seen his live performances and I think that he stands above the crowd of current jazz violinists around the world.” - Jean Luc Ponty

“Tixier impresses with both his stellar chops and fresh conceptual vision” - Bill Milkowski (JazzTimes)

Primary Instrument

Violin

Credentials/Background

scott-tixier.com

Clinic/Workshop Information

go to scott-tixier.com

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Albums

Cosmic Adventure

Sunnyside Records
2017

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Cosmic Adventure

Sunnyside Records
2016

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Brooklyn Bazaar

Sunnyside Records
2012

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Brooklyn Bazaar

Sunnyside Records
2012

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