Ron Scott

Ron Scott writes a weekly column “Jazz Notes” for the Amsterdam News, and contributes to the monthly publications Positive Community and Network Journal.

He is the senior editor of “Forever Harlem,” (Starlight Press L.L.C., 2006), a pictorial history of Harlem from 1896-2006. Most recently he was writer and editor for the Community Works exhibit “Harlem is… Music,” exhibited at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts and the Museum of the City of New York

As a freelance writer Scott has written for the New York Times, Vogue Magazine, the Daily News, Time Out New York, Johnson Publications and ABC Radio.

He is a member of the Jazz Journalists Association, New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ), National Writers Union, and a graduate of Florida A&M University, and New York University’s Graduate School of Social Work.

He has lectured at the City University of New York, Howard University and shared his expertise on music panels throughout the United States.

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As we move forward in the eye of this COVID-19 pandemic that has crippled the world, we find ourselves constantly improvising on a daily basis to adapt to new moment-to-moment health rules that keep us homebound.

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McCoy Tyner, influential jazz pianist, dies at 81

McCoy Tyner, the pianist whose percussive chords and serene harmony served as the hedge-pin to John Coltrane’s landmark quartet and his own career that became an inspired vehicle for generations of jazz musicians, died on March 6, at his home in northern New Jersey. He was 81.

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Dizzy’s Women in Jazz & Clave Con Fest, Grandma’s Quilt

Dizzy’s Club three-night Clave Con Jazz Festival celebrating Latin jazz concludes March 5 (tonight) with The Mambo Legends Orchestra.

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Jazz Notes: Cubana Jazz, Nona at Met, Parker’s Mayfield Project

The sound of the Cuban influence in jazz began in 1933, when drummer and bandleader Chick Webb hired Cuban trumpeter Mario Bauza.

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Diawara, Schomburg, Christine Jean Chambers Exhibit

Traditional African music will grace the stage of Town Hall on Feb. 21 as Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor Fatoumata Diawara brings her mesmerizing blend of Western pop, rock, Afrobeat, and R&B.

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Dianne Reeves, Dizzy’s, GroundUp, Trio 3, Pearl Cleage

NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves will once again set an ambiance of intimacy with her enchanting vocal instrument during a Valentine’s Day engagement on Feb. 14-15.

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Ginny's, Jazz Power, Raka

Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave.) located in the hub of Harlem happenings will present the singer, composer guitarist Natu Camara from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on Feb. 8.

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WBGO jazz radio being petitioned

Since the explosive op-ed by Ronald S. Glover “Is there a Blackout at WBGO?” was printed in the Star Ledger on Nov. 19, the executive staff at the all jazz radio station has yet to respond.

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Jimmy Heath, saxophonist and arranger, dies at 93

Jimmy Heath, the tenor saxophonist with a deep honey-coated sound whose compositions like “Ginger Breadboy” became a jazz classic, died January 19 at his home in Loganville, Georgia. He was 93.

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Ginny’s, Post 398, Vanessa Rubin, JazzFest Review

Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave.) boosts a conclave of live jazz on a weekly basis, primarily on weekends.

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