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COSMIC ADVENTURE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Listening to Scott's playing makes me very happy because the future of modern jazz violin is in very good hands. He displays a musical maturity in this album which is surprising considering his young age, drawing inspiration from deep inside and not rehashing what others have played before him, which makes his style original. He is surrounded by great players, all top musicians who help make this album a strong musical statement.” - Jean Luc Ponty

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 Produced by Donald Brown

Scott Tixier (violin), Yvonnick Prene (harmonica), Glenn Zaleski (piano), Luques Curtis (bass)Justin Brown (drums),  
Pedrito Martinez (congas) and Chris Potter (saxophone)
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About


About

About


About

Scott Tixier (born 26 February 1986) is an award-winning French jazz violinist and a recording artist.

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."

Tixier was born in Montreuil, France. And studied classical violin and solfege from the age of 5 at the conservatory in Paris 10th district and at the ENMD of Montreuil. Following that, he studied improvisation as a self-educated jazz musician and under Florin Niculescu then Malo Vallois.

Scott has played at Carnegie Hall, at the Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Blue Note Jazz Club, The Apollo Theater, the Smalls Jazz Club, The Stone, Roulette, Smoke Jazz, Hammerstein Ballroom, Joe's Pub, America's Got Talent on NBC and also on the David Letterman Late Show on CBS. 

Scott has performed and/or recorded with a wide range of artists, including: 
Stevie Wonder, Kenny BarronChristina Aguilera, Anthony Braxton, Chris Potter, Cassandra Wilson, Josh Groban, Joss Stone, Gladys Knight, Ariana Grande, Natalie Cole, Keith David, Chrisette Michele, Doug E. Fresh, Wayne Brady, Ray Chew, The Isley Brothers, Cory Smythe, Marc Jacobs, Maceo Parker, Chris Walden, Gregg Field, Janet Cardiff, Siegfried Kessler, Lonnie Plaxico, Myron Walden, Tigran Hamasyan, Kevin Spacey, Lizz Wright, Patti Austin

When he was a teenager Scott was invited to several master classes with some of the finest jazz musicians, including: Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman...

In 2007, he was awarded the first prize of "Trophées du Sunside" in Paris, France. 

In 2008, Tixier moved to New York and has continued his career as both a sideman in the Lonnie Plaxico's band, Anthony Braxton, Numinous Ensemble and as a leader.
Scott Tixier has also met and received letters of introduction from: Jean-Luc Ponty, Pat Metheny, Marcus Miller, Mark Feldman, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Lonnie Plaxico.

In 2008, he was endorsed by Corelli Savarez (strings)
and in November 2011, he was signed by the American record label Sunnyside Records

In 2012, Tixier was nominated "Rising Star Violin" in the 60th Annual Downbeat critics poll.
In 2013, Tixier was nominated "Best New Artist" by the JazzTimes Critics' Poll.
In 2013, Tixier was nominated for the 2nd consecutive year "Rising Star Violin" in the 61st Annual Downbeat critics poll.
In May 2013, Scott Tixier was the violinist for Harvey Keitel 74th Birthday
In 2014, featured on the Original Motion Pictures Soundtrack for the film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves and Willem Dafoe
(Tixier also appeared in the film).
In 2015, nominated "Rising Star Violin" by the 63rd Downbeat critics poll.
In 2014 and 2015 he performed with Stevie Wonder for "Songs in the Key of Life" performance Tour.

He is currently based in New York.

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Collaborations


Collaborations


COLLaborations

Past Collaborations

       

  • Kenny Barron
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Clifford Adams (Kool & the Gang)
  • Pedrito Martinez
  • Janet Cardiff
  • Imani Uzuri
  • Greg Phillinganes
  • Rob Lewis
  • Wayne Brady
  • Andra Day
  • Tommy Sims
  • Edwin Hawkins
  • Ray Chew
  • Zedd
  • Chris Walden
  • Gregg Field
  • Dave Douglas
  • Tigran Hamasyan

 

  • Stevie Wonder
  • Gladys Knight
  • Natalie Cole
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Anthony Braxton
  • Chris Potter
  • Common
  • John Legend
  • Lew Soloff
  • Lizz Wright
  • Joss Stone
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Ariana Grande
  • Josh Groban
  • Maceo Parker
  • Chrisette Michele
  • Jon Hendricks
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Lonnie Plaxico

WHERE

Carnegie Hall | the Radio City Music Hall | Madison Square Garden | Jazz at Lincoln Center | Golden Globes | SNL | Blue Note Jazz Club NY | The Apollo Theater | Barclays Center | the Smalls Jazz Club | The Stone | Roulette | Smoke Jazz | Hammerstein Ballroom | Joe's Pub | PBS | Williamsburg Music Center | United States Capitol | David Letterman Late Night | Late Show with Stephen Colbert | The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon | Fondation Louis Vuitton | America's Got Talent | 
 
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Music


MUSIC

Music


MUSIC

DISCOGRAPHY 
as Leader
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Cosmic Adventure (2016, Sunnyside)
- Brooklyn Bazaar (2012, Sunnyside)

as Sideman
- Shareef Clayton, "North & South" (2015)
- Anthony Braxton Trillium J (2014)
- Original Motion Pictures Soundtrack (Evil Man Blues) for "John Wick" (2014)
- Wonderful World, Yvonnick Prene Group (2014)
- Talking Strings, Darius Scheider (2013)
- The Candy Shop Boys feat Sophia Urista (2013)
- Like A Road Leading Home, Sofia Laiti; James Weidman (2011)
- Tony Middleton, Lofish Studios Session (2011)
- Ephemera - Distance, Christian Ravaglioli (2011)
- When We Arrive, Foldersnacks, Jesse Elder (2010)
- Sangatsu, Keiichi Murata (2010) 
- Roll the Dice, Yvonnick Prene Group (2007)
- Introducing, Yvonnick Prene Group (2006)

FILMOGRAPHY
- John Wick featuring Keanu Reeves and Willem Dafoe (2014)
- Anthony Braxton "Trillium J" DVD (fine cut version) (2014)
- Janet Cardiff Video Walk, Fondation Louis Vuitton (2014)
- David Letterman Show on CBS (2013)
- America's Got Talent Season 8, Ep 824, 826 and 827 on NBC (2013)
- Documentary "DOUBLE JEUX" Tony Tixier Quartet invite Scott Tixier, CINAPS TV (2013)
- "Ogres, les Fauves de Farafangan" by Léandre Bernard Brunel, ARTE Creative (2011)
- "Silent Night" Directed by Bryan Parker, Sony (2011)
- "Pierre et Fils" Pierre Palmade, TF1 (2008)
- "Tous Places" Alban Capello, Atypik prod, Equidia TV (2005)

PERFORMANCE CREDITS
- Christina Aguilera | NBA All-Star Game Session 2015
- 72nd Golden Globe Awards on NBC with John Legend and Common nominated for "Best Original Song" for 'Glory' from the film Selma.
- Stevie Wonder at Madison Square Garden performing "Songs in the Key of Life" 2014 Tour
- David Letterman Late Night Show CBS (Strings)
- America's Got Talent NBC (House band strings)
- John Wick starring Keanu Reeves (solo violin on set and soundtrack)
- Lonnie Plaxico Band
- Dave Douglas FONT
- Anthony Braxton: Opera Trillium J
- Joseph C. Phillips's Numinous Ensemble w/ Sara Serpa, Becca Stevens, Julie Hardy, Charenee Wade
- The Candy Shop Boys
- Tony Middleton Band
- Mark Feldman curating at the Stone
- Inaugural Program for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Providing the soundtrack with Tony Tixier in a commissioned work by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.
- Late Show with Stephen Colbert  CBS (strings) 2016

 

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Tour


TOUR

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Contact


contact
Scott Tixier
scotttixier@gmail.com
 

 

Management & Booking
GAIL BOYD ARTIST MANAGEMENT
212-777-5714 | gailboyd@gailboyd.com
 

 

Media & Publicity
Bret Sjerven — Sunnyside Communications
+1 212.564.4606
bret@sunnysiderecords.com

 

Label
Sunnyside Records
+1 212.564.4606
francois@sunnysiderecords.com

 

Contact


contact
Scott Tixier
scotttixier@gmail.com
 

 

Management & Booking
GAIL BOYD ARTIST MANAGEMENT
212-777-5714 | gailboyd@gailboyd.com
 

 

Media & Publicity
Bret Sjerven — Sunnyside Communications
+1 212.564.4606
bret@sunnysiderecords.com

 

Label
Sunnyside Records
+1 212.564.4606
francois@sunnysiderecords.com