Knoel Scott Quartet


Knoel Scott (saxes, fl, voc, lead)

Charlie Stacey (p)

Michele Montolli (b)

Shane Forbes or Jamie Murray (dr)


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“a recent highlight of London jazz gigs” ─ Kevin LeGendre, Jazzwise

“It’s like Scott has so much to say, so much to tell you” ─ Steve Giachardi, Blew notes

“See them whilst they are still a well kept secret” ─ Simon Cooney, Kind of Jazz

Knoel Scott, saxophonist and vocalist of the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra for nearly four decades, has embarked on an exciting new project - the Knoel Scott Quartet - in which he serves a bold brew of styles ranging from Swing to AfroCuban, Modern Jazz, R&B funk, Blues and Bebop, whilst never losing touch with his Harlem roots, demonstrating how different jazz traditions are part of a coherent story.

Knoel's deep knowledge of jazz traditions and experience playing with many of the greatest visionaries of African-American musical history has contributed to the formation of a captivating and unmistakable musical voice.

Knoel is accompanied by some of London's finest young jazz talents, namely Charlie Stacey, a Montreux Jazz Piano Competition (2012) semi finalist, on piano; double bassist Michele Montolli, who studied under the the great Wayne Darling; and award-winning drummer Shane Forbes.

Knoel Scott’s lifetime commitment to the historical context of Jazz, as well as the cutting-edge of improvisational expression, has made him extensively recognized as one who belongs with an exclusive fraternity of Jazz greats in the Flame of the BeBop Tradition, a title that barely scratches the surface of what this man is all about.