Scott Steed Bio

Scott was Born and Raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He moved to San Francisco in 1981.  In San Francisco, Scott became one of the top calls for bass players in the S.F. Jazz scene, playing with many of the top local jazz musicians and players from out of town.  In 1985, Scott won the bass chair in the Horace Silver Quintet.  He traveled with the group that year.  After returning Scott continued to play with many of the top Jazz players in S.F. such as, Tee Carson, Richie Cole, Bobby Hutcherson, Bruce Forman, Joe Henderson, Vince Lateano, Mark Murphy, Kitty Margolis, and many musicians traveling into town.  In 1990 Scott became the Bass clinician for the Monterey Jazz Festivals traveling clinician program which he still does today.  In 1993 Scott began to work with the legendary singer Joe Williams which he continued to do until Joe's death in 1998.  In 1997, Scott moved to the Portland area where he has been well received and works with many of the great musicians here in the area such as Gary Hobbs, Randy Porter, Dan Balmer, Mel Brown, Tony Pacini, Tom Grant, Rebecca Kilgore, and many others.  In 2001 Scott became the bass player and Musical Director for the Diane Schuur group, a position he held for more than 10 years.  He is on many recordings, and can also be seen at many of the Jazz Festivals around the world. Scott now resides in Spokane and teaches at both Eastern Washington University and Whitworth College.
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