Andy Scott, Saxophonist, Composer and Educator
Andy Scott has a lifelong passion for music and over 25 years’ experience of initiating creative projects. He is a highly versatile contemporary musician, with a distinctive saxophonic and compositional voice that encompasses elements of jazz, world and contemporary classical styles.
Highlights of the last two years include the world premiere of Andy’s Tenor Saxophone Concerto at the World Saxophone Congress by Branford Marsalis and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Clark Rundell, tours with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet and SaxAssault including sell-out concerts at the London Jazz Festival, residencies in Australia and Hong Kong, and being shortlisted for a British Composer Award for his brass band work Spirit of Mingus, commissioned by Foden’s Band.
Current and future projects include a New Music Biennial commission for Foden's Band, harpist Lauren Scott and soprano Anna-Clare Monk with words by Lemn Sissay, a solo harp commission for Sioned Williams, a Guitar Concerto for Craig Ogden and a Trumpet Concerto for Rex Richardson. In 2014 Andy will be working in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong and the USA.