Live at Timucua: Amina Scott Quartet

Amina Scott, bass
Jalen Baker, vibraphone
Oscar Rossignoli, piano
Peter Varnado, drums

“This will be a performance of mostly my original music and some original arrangements of popular tunes performed by my band containing musicians mostly based out of New Orleans, LA/Houston, TX. ” – Amina Scott

Amina Scott, born and raised in Oakland, CA, is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Her interest in music began at an early age when her grandmother began giving her piano lessons. From then, her love and passion for music has yet to cease, playing electric bass at the age of twelve and was soon playing gigs with local bands in Oakland.

In 2012, Amina relocated to New Orleans, LA where she studied with Allen Nisbet, Roland Guerin, and Ed Wise. In 2017, Amina began her studies at Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) studying with Rodney Jordan, Leon Anderson, Marcus Roberts, and Bill Peterson. In 2019, she obtained her Masters in Music in jazz studies. In 2017, Amina joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose. With them, she has performed at festivals such as the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, Ascona Jazz Festival (Ascona, Switzerland), and the Detroit Jazz Festival as well as with the small group, NOJO 7, performing at venues and festivals such as the St. Lucia Jazz Festival (St. Lucia) & the Exit Zero Jazz Festival (Cape May, NJ). Additionally, she also led her own quartet at the 2019 Jacksonville Jazz Festival (Jacksonville, FL).

Now based in New Orleans, Amina has performed with various artists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, David Murray, Jamison Ross, Joanne Brackeen, Herlin Riley, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and more. She has also performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL) and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA) and is the current bassist for Dee Dee Bridgewater’s DDB Big Band which is an all women big band featuring women from all across the United States. In 2017, Amina was a fellow in the Steans Institute of Music Jazz Program (Ravinia, IL) under the direction of Rufus Reid, Billy Childs, and Nathan Davis. She is also a bandleader in her own right leading her quartet, her six-piece fusion band PHYRA. Amina currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Loyola University New Orleans working with various ensembles and bass students within the Popular and Commercial Music program. She endorses Aguilar Amplification.

Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share.

Live at Timucua: Derrick Harris & The Eighth Note Collective

Derrick Harris leads his modern quintet, The Eighth Note Collective. The group primarily plays original compositions written by each member, along with the traditional standards and contemporary music. Harris started playing the trombone at age 11. He was inspired by the great trombonist and composer J.J. Johnson. A member of the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra, Harris is a sought-after jazz soloist throughout Florida. He has performed alongside acts like George Lopez, DrumLine Live, and The Temptations. Recording for television, Harris’s trombone can be heard on the Fox television series Empire, and on nationally-renowned gospel artist Tye Tribute’s TBN Christmas Special.

Live at Timucua: Renoir Rodriguez (in-person)

Renoir Rodriguez is a world-class Cuban trumpeter whose classical sound resonates with fans of the genre and newcomers alike.

Renoir Rodriguez is a world-class Cuban trumpeter whose classical sound resonates with fans of the genre and newcomers alike. Trumpet player Inaudi Paisan influenced Renoir to pursue a life of music in 1982. Since then Renoir has dedicated his life to learning and creating riveting melodies inspired by love. He combines the smooth sounds of classic Cuban jazz into the 21st century by mixing in a modern twist.

In-Person tickets available for both 7 pm and 8:30 pm.

Open House: PolyJamorous (live stream)

PolyJamorous is a modern Jazz/Pop-Fusion group reimagining the greatest hits of the past 50 years in a contemporary jazz style. Much like Jacob Collier, Dirty Loops, and Snarky Puppy – PolyJamorous’ sound is fresh and exciting while paying tribute to its source material in a fun and unique way.

Open House: PolyJamorous (in-person)

PolyJamorous is a modern Jazz/Pop-Fusion group reimagining the greatest hits of the past 50 years in a contemporary jazz style. Much like Jacob Collier, Dirty Loops, and Snarky Puppy – PolyJamorous’ sound is fresh and exciting while paying tribute to its source material in a fun and unique way.

Live at Timucua: Aaron Johnson Quartet (live stream)

The sound of NYC’s bebop underground takes the stage at Timucua with the Aaron Johnson Quartet featuring master pianist Sacha Perry. Possessing wild musical imagination and fearless hearts, Johnson and Perry come together to present a premiere and exclusive selection of original music and songbook classics.

In addition to leading his own group in nearly every New York jazz establishment, from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center, alto saxophonist Aaron Johnson has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Connie Crothers, Slide Hampton, John Colianni, Ed Palermo, Pete Barbutti, and many more.

Sacha Perry was a protégé of the late Frank Hewitt and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the jazz piano canon of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope, and Herbie Nichols. Perry has anchored nearly a thousand engagements at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC over the last twelve years as the first choice on piano, appearing with Across 7th Street, the Chris Byars Octet, Mike Mullins, Zaid Nasser, Grant Stewart, and fronting his own trio.

Live at Timucua: Aaron Johnson Quartet (in-person)

The sound of NYC’s bebop underground takes the stage at Timucua with the Aaron Johnson Quartet featuring master pianist Sacha Perry. Possessing wild musical imagination and fearless hearts, Johnson and Perry come together to present a premiere and exclusive selection of original music and songbook classics.

In addition to leading his own group in nearly every New York jazz establishment, from Smalls to Jazz at Lincoln Center, alto saxophonist Aaron Johnson has worked with notable jazz musicians such as Jon Batiste, Dick Hyman, Chuck Israels, Ken Peplowski, Connie Crothers, Slide Hampton, John Colianni, Ed Palermo, Pete Barbutti, and many more.

Sacha Perry was a protégé of the late Frank Hewitt and is one of the world’s foremost experts on the jazz piano canon of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, Elmo Hope, and Herbie Nichols. Perry has anchored nearly a thousand engagements at Smalls Jazz Club in NYC over the last twelve years as the first choice on piano, appearing with Across 7th Street, the Chris Byars Octet, Mike Mullins, Zaid Nasser, Grant Stewart, and fronting his own trio.

Live at Timucua: Duane Eubanks Quintet (live stream)

The Duane Eubanks Quintet delivers a straight-ahead, post-hard bop style of original jazz compositions.

Eubanks is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer whose gritty soul and passion emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots. He studied jazz in master classes at Temple University with the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with Wynton Marsalis. He has also crossed over from jazz to play and record with renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Wu-Tang Clan.

Live at Timucua: Duane Eubanks Quintet (in-person)

The Duane Eubanks Quintet delivers a straight-ahead, post-hard bop style of original jazz compositions.

Eubanks is a jazz trumpeter, composer, arranger, and producer whose gritty soul and passion emphatically captures his Philadelphia roots. He studied jazz in master classes at Temple University with the legendary Dr. Billy Taylor and with Wynton Marsalis. He has also crossed over from jazz to play and record with renowned artists such as Alicia Keys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Wu-Tang Clan.

Live at Timucua: Ryan Devlin Quartet – Tribute to Larry Young’s “Unity” (live stream)

Ryan Devlin will bring on organist Scott Giddens, trumpeter Shawn Villanueva, and drummer James Fortune to play a full album tribute to Larry Young’s masterpiece “Unity”!

Ryan Devlin is a saxophonist and educator local to Orlando, Fl. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where he completed his degree in jazz studies under the direction of saxophonist Jeff Rupert. He will soon go on to pursue graduate study at the New England Conservatory. In 2017, Ryan was the winner of the Central Florida Jazz Society and was runner up for the Bob Washington Jazz scholarship competition.