Craig Scott, Joe Henderson, Alan Turnbull

This photograph was taken in Adelaide in 1981 when Joe Henderson visited Australia. Joe’s rhythm section for the tour consisted of Paul MacNamara, piano;

Alan Turnbull, drums; and Craig Scott, double bass.


Craig Scott - Jazz Bassist

Craig Scott has been one of Australia's leading bassists for over 40 years. He began his career in Jazz in 1979 with the Keith Stirling Quartet.  Since that time he has been a member of many other jazz groups led by such well-known jazz identities as:

Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell, Gregg Arthur, Paul MacNamara, Steve McKenna, Steve Brien, Judy Bailey, Roger Frampton, Gordon Brisker, Cathy Harley, Trevor Griffin, Serge Ermoll, Jim Pennell, and many others. He led his own quintet "Improviso"  through the 1990’s. It  featured Graeme Lyall and Warwick Alder and the band

performed at many of Australia’s major jazz festivals including Manly, York, Bellingen, Melbourne International,  and Wangaratta. The new Craig Scott Quintet is once again featuring Warwick Alder, along with Paul Cutlan. It, too, is featuring at jazz festivals such as Darling Harbour, Manly, Bellingen and Wangaratta.

As well as performing with many groups, Craig has been invited to perform as bassist for the Wangaratta Festival Jazz Piano competition on three occasions since it’s inception in 1989. In 2008 he was invited to be on the judging panel for the bass competition at the festival.

Craig has also accompanied a plethora of visiting international jazz artists including:

Joe Henderson, Red Rodney, Urbie Green, Eddie Daniels, Bobby Shew, Joachim Kuhn, Clifford Jordan, Lee Konitz, Mickey Tucker, James Williams, Ronnie Scott, Frank Morgan, George Cables, Jim McNeely and U.K. jazz vocalist Claire Martin. Most recently he accompanied American jazz pianist and educator Mark Levine for several concerts on his Australian tour.