Don Scott
Guitarist, Composer

DON SCOTT is a JUNO-nominated Toronto-based guitarist and composer, international touring artist, and a well known force in Canada's creative music scenes. Don brings an unshakable energy and originality to his own music, and is sought after by many musicians as the "X-factor" in other projects. His melodic inventiveness, rhythmic fluidity, and passion for delving into sound and texture are essential to his many ongoing projects, including Peripheral Vision, FOG, Limerence Quartet, God’s Gift To Yoda, Don Scott Trio, Run Stop Run, The Offbeat, Don't Worry Darlin', and Idioteque, which showcases Don's vocal skills, performing the music of Radiohead. In demand as a versatile sideman, Don has performed with international jazz legends, David Binney, Chris Potter, Jim Black, Dave Douglas, and Ernest Ranglin, and a “who’s who” of Canadian jazz players. Don has also spent time living in New York and Berlin, where he studied with renowned composer, John Hollenbeck, guitarists Adam Rogers, Ben Monder, and saxophonist, Donny McCaslin. Don’s piece, “Backbone” won the Galaxie Rising Star Award for best composition presented at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

"Dominated by lively counterpoint...with constantly shifting and inventive underpinnings. Scott's tone has a crisp bite, and his compositions have an edgy unpredictability." Downbeat Magazine

"[Don] lends a near-orchestral majesty to the sound of this quartet" – J.D. Considine, The Globe & Mail

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