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. In 2016, Amina graduated from Loyola University New Orleans where she studied under Allen Nisbet, Ed Wise, Dave Anderson, & Roland Guerin. Additionally, in 2019, she obtained her master’s degree from Florida State University studying under Rodney Jordan.
Now relocated to New Orleans, LA has performed with various artists including Steve Turre, Wessell “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Nicholas Payton, David Murray, Jamison Ross, Nnenna Freelon, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and more. She has also performed with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (Tallahassee, FL) and the Albany Symphony Orchestra (Albany, GA). In 2017, Amina was a fellow in the Steans Institute of Music Jazz Program (Ravinia, IL). She currently plays with The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra led by Adonis Rose as well as leading her bands which include her own quintets and quartets and the up and coming fusion band, Noruz.