Instructor, Jazz Studies
School of Performing Arts
604.984.4911 ext. 4911
Fir Building, room FR101
B.Ed., Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia, 1998.
B.Mus., Faculty of Music, University of British Columbia, 1996.
Craig Scott (B.Ed., University of British Columbia, 1998) is an accomplished drummer and vibraphone player. His drumming credits include concert and club dates with such Canadian jazz luminaries as Tommy Banks, Oliver Gannon, Ian McDougall, Hugh Fraser, Campbell Ryga, PJ Perry, the WOW Big Band, Brad Turner, and the Alan Matheson Septet and Nonet, as well as international artists such as Randy Bachman, Pat LaBarbera, Allen Vizzutti, Chuck Israels, Ernestine Anderson, Diana Krall, Larry Goldings, the Hi-Lo's, Dee Daniels, The Nylons, Ashley MacIsaac, Natalie MacMaster and the late Harry "Sweets" Edison, Rosemary Clooney, Phil Woods, Herb Ellis, Clark Terry, Bud Shank, Frank Wess, Ross Taggart, Joan Rivers, Don Rickles and bossa nova guitarist Charlie Byrd.
Scott has an extensive recording experience in television, film, radio and video games. He has been featured on radio programs such as Almanac, Hot Air, Jazz Beat and West Coast Performance. On television, he has played on 1990's series Millennium, and Gabereau. On film, he played for the movie score Music of the Heart. As a session player, he has played on countless local independent jazz albums and has played drums on video games such as Monsters Inc., and on music software such as Band-In-A-Box. Scott played on Randy Bachman’s album A Jazz Thing, and is featured on two Ian McDougall albums, In a Sentimental Mood and The Very Thought of You, which were both nominated for JUNO Awards.
As a vibraphone player, Scott plays in the Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton tribute band Slipped Disc, and on his album Introducing the Craig Scott Quintet with saxophonist Cory Weeds.
Scott holds both B.Mus. (University of British Columbia, 1996) and B.Ed. (University of British Columbia, 1998) degrees. He teaches at both Vancouver Community College and Capilano University. In addition, he occasionally writes for Modern Drummer and Percussive Notes magazines.
Being a freelance musician in Vancouver for over 30 years, I have lots of hands-on experience. I perform regularly at different clubs and studios around the lower mainland and work with many faculty members on various musical endeavors. I love teaching and imparting my musical experience on to my students.