School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Music: Scott Colley will be teaching The Spirituality of Improvisation with Larry Koonse and David Roitstein during Wintersession.
Scott Colley’s stature as a leading bassist in the field of improvised music is well known, and easily measured. Colley’s been called “one of the leading bassists of our postbop era, and a composer-bandleader of quietly serious resolve” by The New York Times, while musical colleagues, like saxophonist Joshua Redman, praise him for being “one of the most musical bassists playing today. To me, he seems to have…this natural, intuitive, empathic sense of how to bring the most out of the other musicians and the music he’s playing.”