D.C. Native and saxophonist Herb Scott is a rising star on the Washington, D.C. Jazz Scene. After attending Duke Ellington, he earned a B.A. in Jazz Studies, from Michigan State University in 2009. Herb began playing the saxophone at the early age of 10 at the Sitar Center for the Arts. He has also studied at the Levine School of Music, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts under the award-winning educator Davey Yarborough. At Ellington, he had the opportunity to perform with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and jazz pianist Herbie Hancock. He also appeared on the final episode of the second season of Comedy Central’s The Chappelle Show. At Michigan State, Herb studied under the direction of Jazz legend Rodney Whitaker and with Professor Diego Rivera. He toured with the MSU Jazz Band to New York where they played at the Dizzy’s Coca Cola-Club and at Lincoln Center and as a leader at the world famous Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit, Michigan. During his career Herb has also performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Universal Studios Orlando, Constitution Hall, the Library of Congress, The Detroit Jazz Fest, the East Lansing Jazz Fest, the DC Jazz Fest and has performed at almost every Jazz venue in the Washington, D.C. area. His first album as a band leader Introducing Herb Scott on Alto Saxophone, a NU-Jazz Collective was released in 2011. His new album The RE-Gentrification will be available in Summer 2016.
This event takes place on the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market (716 Monroe St NE) right by Brookland-CUA Metro (Red Line).
The rain location for this event will be Artist Lounge at Monroe Street Market, 716 Monroe St NE, Washington, DC 20017.