Maggie Scott interview

Interviewee biography: 

Veteran jazz pianist and vocalist Maggie Scott studied at the Juilliard School of Music and has been a member of the Berklee voice faculty since 1978. Scott has performed as a soloist and with her trio at various jazz venues throughout Boston and the New England area. She has also soloed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and accompanied the likes of Cab Calloway and Eartha Kitt. In 1980 she established Berklee’s Jazz Vocal Night, an annual student recital, and her teaching method has been marked by an emphasis on repertoire and developing a sense of style. A trailblazer as a female jazz musician and educator, Scott was also the first woman elected to the executive board of the Boston Musicians’ Association, Local 9-535, American Federation of Musicians, a post she held for 25 years.


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