Manchester-born drummer Jon Scott has been based in London since 2005. He quickly established a reputation as a creative and flexible player on the UK jazz scene, while building up his international connections, playing extensively throughout Europe.
Jon has performed with artists including Will Vinson, Julian Siegel, Julian Joseph, Byron Wallen, Nikki Iles, Mike Walker. He is the first call drummer for a large number of original groups, including 2011 MOBO “Best Jazz” award winners Kairos 4Tet, Hannes Riepler’s band, Dice Factory, Rory Simmons’ “Monocled Man”, and Anglo-German collaboration Paragon(nominated for the 2012 Neuer Deutsche Jazzpreis). Recent releases include Bruno Heinen’s “Dialogues Trio” album “Twinkle Twinkle” and Andrea Di Biases’s “Oltremare Quartet”, both on the Babel Label.
As well as the usual London venues, Jon tours the UK and Europe regularly. Festival appearances include the London, Copenhagen, Manchester jazz festivals, ELBJazz (Hamburg).
Jon graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music masters programme. He also studied for several years with renowned Manchester-based teacher Dave Hassell.