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Scott Anderson (37), has been living in Chicago for 13 years. He attended The University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and also Indiana University School of Music. He moved to Chicago in 1999 and has been very active on the music scene in Chicago playing a variety of venues and working with countless groups in and around the Chicago-land area. Ranging from the Chicago Children's Choir, John Burnett Orchestra, Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra and countless others you can catch him performing at venues such as the Green Mill, Pritzker Pavilion and Harris Theater.
Scott has a original jazz quintet called the Nia Quintet from which he has two Nationally recognized CDs. They have charted on National Radio Charts across the United States and in College Music Journal charts all around the country.
Scott has played or performed with Akira Tana, Rufus Reid, Tim Hagans, Fred Hersch, Walt Weiskopf, Freddie Redd, Buddy Guy, Chris Potter, Beach Boys, R. Kelly and many more. He has played festivals around the country and abroad such as the Pittsburgh, Melon Jazz Festival in 1998 along with the Blues Passions Festival in Cognac France 2010 and others.
Scott has played shows here in Chicago including playing trumpet and acting as Musical Director for the Mercury Theater's "Come Fly With Me" show, a musical review of the music from the likes of Dean Martin to Frank Sinatra etc. He has also recently played trumpet/acted in the world premier of the Kennedy Center award winning play "Katrina, the Girl Who Wanted Her Name Back."
He is currently an active performer, teacher and clinician here in Chicago