About Mr Craig Scott

Craig Scott is interested in all aspects of jazz-influenced research

Craig Scott is Chair of Jazz Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has been an active jazz musician for nearly 30 years, and has been involved in jazz education for 25 years. His research interests are jazz history and performance practice.

Craig Scott began his career in 1979 with the Keith Stirling Quartet. Since then he has worked with many of Australia’s best jazz performers including Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell, Paul MacNamara, Steve McKenna, Steve Brien, Judy Bailey, Roger Frampton, Gordon Brisker, Cathy Harley, Trevor Griffin, Jim Pennell, and many others. His recent appearances with the Judy Bailey Trio and the Craig Scott Quintet include performances at the Wangaratta, Manly, Bellingen and Melbourne festivals. Craig Scott has also accompanied an illustrious list 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 Mark Levine.  Craig has been active in supervising Postgraduate jazz students at the Conservatorium since the introduction of the jazz stream of the M.Mus. The areas of supervision have included studies of specific jazz practitioners, elements of jazz style and language.

Selected publications

For information about publications and performance see my academic profile