Scott Tixier (born 26 February 1986) is an award-winning French jazz violinist and a
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.
When he was a teenager, Scott was invited to several master classes with some of the
finest jazz musicians, including Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, and Steve Coleman.