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Colley, Scott

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Colley, Scott, jazz bassist; b. Los Angeles, Nov. 24, 1963. From the age of 13, he played in jazz clubs around the Los Angeles area. In 1984 he received a full scholarship to Calif. Inst. for the Arts (B.M.), where he focused on composition and jazz studies. During his time, he studied simultaneously with Charlie Haden and Fred Tinsley (bassist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic). In 1986, after Colley graduated and moved to N.Y., he began touring and recording with Carmen McRae. He has performed and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Clifford Jordan, Roy Hargrove, and Art Farmer, touring Europe, Japan, and South America. He has also performed and recorded with John Scofield, James Newton, Fred Hersch, Joe Henderson, Billy Hart, Mike Stern, Thelonious Monk Jr., Phil Woods, and Jim Hall. In 1997 he toured with Joe Lovano, Jim Hall, and Yoron Israel; he also played Japan with Toots Thiele-mans and Bobby Hutcherson. Colley also didtwo European tours with Lost Tribe and worked in a trio with Ravi Coltrane and Al Foster and in a duo and trio with Jim Hall.

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