Donna E. Scott - Director

Donna Elise Scott, a versatile, earthy, evocative, contralto jazz singer, is an award winning GRAMMY recognized recording artist, who does jazz standards, torch songs, blues, with a bit of pop, R&B, gospel, Neo Soul and even country.  A popular contestant in the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition, Donna has performed as a featured soloist in Big Bands, Latin jazz combos, R&B revues and gospel shows throughout the US and Africa. Her second CD, "Carnival,"  will be released on June 23, 2017 and is already garnering critical praise. The liner notes were written by multi GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award winning producer Kabir Sehgal and has prominent sidemen from around the world including GRAMMY award winning flutist Wouter Kellerman, Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, Italian guitarist Marco Bittelli,  and a host of others. Her debut, award winning CD,  "Somehow I Knew," was critically acclaimed and, enjoyed in 33 counties. A native Chicagoan who now lives in Houston, Donna has wowed audiences and clinicians at jazz festivals locally and nationally. She is currently pursuing a MM in vocal jazz performance at DU in Colorado and regularly performs at La Cour Art Bar and Bistro and other jazz clubs in the Colorado area. Donna has performed with the late Joe Sample, Jewell Brown, John Faddis, Andre Heyward and others. Donna plays piano, tenor and bass trombone and is also a member of the Joe Sample Jazz Orchestra.

CARNIVAL

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