Amina Scott, born and raised in Oakland, CA, is an upright and electric bassist, composer, and arranger. Her interest in music began at an early age when her grandmother began giving her piano lessons. From then, her love and passion for music has yet to cease, playing electric bass at the age of twelve and was soon playing gigs with a local band in Oakland. Graduating in May 2016, Amina studied at Loyola University New Orleans under Allen Nisbet, Ed Wise, Dave Anderson, & Roland Guerin. In 2017, she will be attending Florida State University studying under Rodney Jordan.
Now relocated to New Orleans, LA has performed with various artists including Bennie Maupin, Steve Turre, Don Vappie, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, David Murray, Jason Marsalis, Jamison Ross, Melvin Jones, Scotty Barnhart, Nnenna Freelon, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, Kermit Ruffins, Carmen Bradford, Leon Anderson, and Joe Dyson as well as singer-songwriter Kristin Diable. She has also performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL) and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA) She currently plays with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose, leads her own quintet, as well as co-leading her bands, Noruz and the improvised chamber music group Outer Core.