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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CHARLI PERSIP JAZZ DRUMMER DIES AT 91, JOHN FELDER JAZZ ENTHUSIAST DIES AT 69

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JAZZ NOTES: Carnegie Hall Memories

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Jazz Notes: Live streaming jazz gallery and Village Vanguard

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Freddy Cole, the jazz crooner, dies at age 88

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