One of his generation’s extraordinary talents, Scott Tixier has made a name for himself as a violinist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive — “the future of jazz violin” in the words of Downbeat Magazine and “A remarkable improviser and a cunning jazz composer” in those of NPR.
The New York City-based Tixier, born in 1986 in Montreuil, France has performed with some of the leading lights in jazz and music legends from Stevie Wonder to NEA jazz master Kenny Barron; as a leader as well. Tixier’s acclaimed Sunnyside album “Cosmic Adventure” saw the violinist performing with an all-star band “taking the jazz world by storm” as the All About Jazz Journal put it. The Village Voice called the album “Poignant and Reflective” while The New York Times declared “Mr. Tixier is a violinist whose sonic palette, like his range of interests, runs open and wide; on his new album, “Cosmic Adventure,” he traces a line through chamber music, Afro-Cuban groove and modern jazz.”When JazzTimes said”Tixier has a remarkably vocal tone, and he employs it with considerable suspense. Cosmic Adventure is a fresh, thoroughly enjoyable recording!”
Get to know Scott and his sound HERE.
Tixier studied classical violin at the conservatory in Paris. Following that, he studied improvisation as a self-educated jazz musician. He has been living in New York for over a decade where he performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including, Stevie Wonder, Roger Waters, Kenny Barron, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Charnett Moffett, Cassandra Wilson, Chris Potter, Christina Aguilera, Common, Anthony Braxton, Joss Stone, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Ariana Grande, Wayne Brady, Gerald Cleaver, Tigran Hamasyan and many others
In 2012, Tixier was nominated “Rising Star Violin” in the 60th Annual Downbeat critics poll.
In 2013, Tixier was nominated “Best New Artist” by the JazzTimes Critics’ Poll.
In 2013, Tixier was nominated for the 2nd consecutive year “Rising Star Violin” in the 61st Annual Downbeat critics poll.
In May 2013, Scott Tixier was the violinist for Harvey Keitel 74th Birthday
In 2014, featured on the Original Motion Pictures Soundtrack for the film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves and Willem Dafoe
(Tixier also appeared in the film).
In 2015, nominated “Rising Star Violin” by the 63rd Downbeat critics poll.
In 2014 and 2015 he performed with Stevie Wonder for “Songs in the Key of Life” performance Tour.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $27.