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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Cándido––pioneer of Afro-Cuban jazz––dies at 99

Cándido, known as the innovative father of conga drumming, who was the first to play multiple congas, while mentoring and inspiring musicians for eight decades died on Nov. 7, at his home in New York City.

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Al Howard owner of Showman's Café dies at 93

Al Howard, the laid-back owner of Harlem’s last remaining jazz club and bar Showman’s Café, where locals and tourists both national and international flocked for over 50 years, died October 21.

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Another Brother Another Sister

Another innocent brother, Walter Wallace Jr., was killed by police today (October 26) in Philadelphia.

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‘Who Ate The Pie,’ Harris welcomes audience

Elio Villafranca is one of the talents from Cuba, along with a few other countrymen, who is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable pianists, composers and bandleaders.

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Living Jazz, Vision Festival Healing Soul

While the COVID-19 virus has halted live music around the world, ironically it seems to have drawn music lovers closer together.

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Jazz for America, Cynthia Scott sings, Smoke

The last time jazz musicians came out in full force to support a presidential candidate was Oct. 12, 2012, Jazz for Obama.

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Jeanne Parnell, Phenomenal Woman

The veteran radio air-personality Jeanne Parnell has spent over 25 years on the airways.

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Jazz, Westerns and 2020

During the 1950s Miles Davis, who was still rising to the top, recorded his classic album “Round Midnight” with saxophonist John Coltrane and bassist Paul Chambers.

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Iconoclast jazz critic Stanley Crouch dies at 74

Stanley Crouch, the iconoclast whose critical words roared and screeched like a fast-moving subway coming out of a dark echoing tunnel, died Sept. 16 at the Calvary Hospital in New York.

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Rollins celebrates 90, Brooklyn's BLM street mural

The genius, iconic tenor saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins aka Saxophone Colossus celebrated his 90th birthday on September 7.

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