August 11, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Little Jimmy Scott was a true gem in the world of jazz music, a premiere vocalist whose unique voice captivated audiences far and wide. Despite standing at just 4 feet 11 inches tall and possessing a rare genetic condition that prevented his voice from fully maturing, he possessed a mesmerizing and emotive vocal style that left a lasting impression on all who heard him.
Born James Victor Scott in July 1925, Little Jimmy Scott’s career spanned several decades, and he gained recognition for his impeccable phrasing, exquisite control, and unparalleled ability to convey raw emotions through his songs. His voice exuded a blend of vulnerability, sensitivity, and deep soulfulness that connected with listeners on a profound level.
Scott’s journey in the music industry was not without its challenges, as he faced hardships and dealt with periods of obscurity. Despite this, he earned the admiration and respect of fellow musicians and critics alike, leading to collaborations with renowned artists such as Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker.
One of his most celebrated works was his 1963 album “The Source,” which showcased his vocal prowess and talent, receiving critical acclaim. Throughout his career, Little Jimmy Scott performed with numerous jazz luminaries and recorded several albums, leaving an indelible mark on the jazz landscape.
It wasn’t until the 1990s that Scott’s talent experienced a resurgence, garnering newfound appreciation from a broader audience. His voice was rediscovered and cherished by jazz enthusiasts and fans of other genres alike, solidifying his status as a jazz legend.
Sadly, Little Jimmy Scott passed away in June 2014, leaving behind a rich legacy of unforgettable performances and a distinctive vocal style that will forever be cherished in the annals of jazz music history. His influence on future generations of jazz vocalists remains profound, making him an enduring and beloved figure in the world of jazz music.
I invite you to join me as I sing memorable songs by the incomparable Jimmy Scott. Accompanied by my Pianist, Joey S., It will be a most romantic evening of story and song.