Biography

Manchester-born, London-based drummer Jon Scott quickly established his reputation as one of the most creative and flexible young players on the UK and European jazz scene. His playing style encompasses a broad range of influences, from the jazz tradition through to contemporary electronic styles. He is a key member of several original projects, as well as being in demand as a sideman.

Jon is the regular drummer for groups including 2011 MOBO "Best Jazz" award winners Kairos 4Tet , French tenor star Julien Lourau's "Groove Retrievers" project, Dice Factory , Jack Cheshire , George Crowley's Can of Worms, Rory Simmons’ “Monocled Man”, and Anglo-German collaboration Paragon (nominated for the 2012 Neuer Deutsche Jazzpreis). He works frequently with Hannes Riepler , Mulatu Astatke, Alice Zawadzki, Jim Mullen, Kristian Borring and more.

In addition he has performed/recorded with artists including Chris Cheek, David Binney, Julian Argüelles, Will Vinson, Julian Siegel, Julian Joseph, Byron Wallen, Kit Downes.

When not found in the usual London jazz venues, Jon tours the UK and internationally. Recent trips include the Fuji Rock festival in Japan, Lagos, the London, Istanbul, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Manchester jazz festivals.