Tommy Scott grew up in the Welsh mountains and is currently based in Cheltenham. His piano style creates a unique blend of classical, rock, jazz, blues and latin influences which is both melodic and exciting. The recent trio album ‘Going For It’ featuring Asaf Sirkis on drums and Yuri Goloubev on double bass, has grabbed the attention of audiences and media across the UK. Tommy is also well known for his evocative compositions.
Tommy studied classical piano as a child and was branded as a prodigy when he first burst onto the jazz scene at the age of sixteen, playing at many international festivals across the UK with his trio.
Tommy’s performing career began when the great US pianist Joey Calderazzo invited Tommy to sit in with his band when Tommy was just 13!
Still in his early teens, Tommy went to as many live gigs as he could and got to meet many of his heroes such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ray Brown, Cedar Walton, Roy Haynes, and Elvin Jones. During this time he also studied privately with British pianist Jason Rubello.
Another significant moment was when he became friends with the Panamanian pianist and composer, Danilo Perez. Danilo invited Tommy to go and study with him at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Tommy chose to withdraw from the public eye for a number of years, but then burst back on the scene in 2017, performing and collaborating with the likes of Jean Toissaint, Julian Siegel, Mornington Lockett, Damon Brown, Dave O’Higgins, Xhosa Cole, and Alex Garnett.
Tommy latest project for 2021 features Flo Moore on bass and Sophie Alloway on drums, and there is rumour that there is another exciting album expected in the coming months.
“The fluency of Scott’s playing is astonishing. certainly one of my best jazz albums of 2020” (George Cole, Jazz Views and author of the last miles)
“This is a remarkable album and needs to be heard. “ (London jazz news)