Amina Scott is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Her interest in music began at an early age when her grandmother began giving her piano lessons.
Amina has ties to the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music (OPCM) which was started by trombonist Angela Wellman to provide arts and music classes to the Oakland community in an economical way. Through OPCM, Amina has taken her skills to Lima, Peru to be part a of a group that represented the United States at the first Festival of Music and Dance in the African Diaspora where she played various concerts around Lima and held seminars discussing the music of the African Diaspora in the United States.
An FSU graduate and now based in New Orleans, LA, Amina joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose. Along with leading her own projects, she has performed with various artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chief Xian Atunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott), Jazzmeia Horn, Steve Turre, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, Jason Marsalis, David Murray, Jamison Ross, Joanne Brackeen, Don Vappie, Herlin Riley, and more.
She’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of our “Tribute to the Women in Jazz” on Sunday on the Florida Jazz & Blues/Marriott AC Hotel Ballroom stage.