Guitarist Mike Scott is an active freelance musician in the Los Angeles area. Recognized as an accomplished classical and jazz guitarist, he performs and records frequently in both styles. Mike has performed throughout Southern California with many of Los Angeles' finest jazz musicians at venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Disney Hall at the Los Angeles Music Center, the Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, the Palos Verdes Center for the Performing Arts, The Jazz Bakery, and Catalina's Jazz Club.
In addition to his work in Los Angeles Mike has also performed throughout the United States. He has had the pleasure to work with such legendary performers as Stevie Wonder, Monica Mancini, Quincy Jones, Abraham Laboriel, Vince Mendoza, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Seamus Blake, Take 6, Ernie Watts, Michael Feinstein, James Galway, John Williams and Michel Legrand. He has also worked with the Colorado Symphony, the Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Mike has recorded a CD of original music with a jazz quartet featuring Josh Nelson (piano), Mike Valerio (bass), and Lorca Hart (drums). A versatile musician Mike has also played for a number of musical productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly, and a production of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It".
Mike Scott earned both the Master of Music and the Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Southern California. At USC he studied classical guitar with Brian Head, and jazz guitar with Joe Diorio, Frank Potenza, Pat Kelley and Steve Trovato.