Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
Scott Colley, an in-demand sideman, also gained recognition for his important work as a leader. The Los Angeles-born bassist studied jazz and composition at the California Institute for the Arts, graduated in 1988, and relocated to New York. His first major gig was with the late Carmen McRae. He has since performed and recorded with a who's who of contemporary jazz musicians including Jim Hall, Andrew Hill, Joe Henderson, John Scofield, Renee Rosnes, Brian Blade, Chris Potter, Ben Perowsky, Tim Ries, Rick Margitza, and more. Since the release of his debut CD, Portable Universe, in 1997, Colley has recorded for Criss Cross, SteepleChase, Arabesque, and Palmetto.