Scott Robinson

Scott Robinson, a saxophonist, was born April 27, 1959 in New Jersey to a National Geographic editor. After he graduated from high school, he took up the saxophone and won the “Louis Armstrong Award” of the National Association of Jazz Educators. He graduated in 1981 from Boston’s Berklee College of Music and joined the Berklee College of Music’s staff in the following year, becoming the youngest faculty member in the college’s history. He stayed there until 1984 when he was lured by the New York City jazz scene. After that, he was able to get work with Buck Clayton and Lionel Hampton. He also worked with Paquito D’Rivera and the New York City Opera. He also began to work on film music, and was awarded four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was passionate about rare and obscure saxophones, which he used in his solo career to try to revive everything in his recordings, from the contrabass to the C-Melody. He was able to perform at the Smithsonian Museum as well as for the President of America due to his connections in politics. However, he remained true to jazz roots when he headlined New York’s Sun Ra festival at The Knitting Factory. He was named U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassador in 2000. This led to a long tour to West Africa in 2001 to take advantage of the award. Allmusic

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