National Artist Spotlight: Scott Tixier- Jazz Violinist


Violinist Scott Tixier is an award-winning recording artist, named as “Rising Star
Violin” in the 60th Annual critics poll Downbeat. He is a true innovator on his
instrument and is quickly becoming known as the new voice of jazz violin. He has
earned international recognition for his playing.

Grammy Award winning bassist Marcus Miller says that Tixier “is making an
international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by
his individuality and his sound.“ Guitarist Pat Metheny says, “[Scott] has found a
place for himself within the elite community of New York jazz musicians, no small
feat.” In an interview with the All About Jazz in 2010, violinist Mark Feldman called
Scott “really up-and-coming and very talented.” And Jean Luc Ponty said “I have
heard Scott’s recordings, seen his live performances and I think that he stands
above the crowd of current jazz violinists around the world.”

Some musicians that he has performed or recorded with include Anthony Braxton,
Gerald Cleaver, Lonnie Plaxico, Tigran Hamasyan, Lew Soloff, Becca Stevens,
James Weidman, Maceo Parker, Siegfried Kessler, Tony Middleton and Helen

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