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Recent Release


Never Let Me Go – New music video created by Marilyn

Lemon Wire, Dodie Miller-Gould
““Never Let Me Go” reminds listeners of the way water ripples when its surface is disturbed. As soon as one level of complexity is figured out another appears. Audiences have to listen to the song more than once to fully appreciate what the song has to offer. But that is a good thing. Scott’s work here is infused with beauty.” (Full Article)

JAZZIZ Magazine, Winter 2017/2018 issue (pg.32)
(Full Article in JAZZIZ Digital Edition)
Ralph A. Miriello lists “Standard Blue” among Notes on Jazz Best of Jazz 2017 (Full Article)
Straight No Chaser Podcast Interview (listen here) 30min
JAZZ TIMES, Christopher Loudon
“Her alluring sound, formidable as ever, combines the grit-dusted smarts of Karrin Allyson with the seductive charm and crisp articulation of Lena Horne, accented with liberal hints of her blues-funk roots. ” (Full Article)

HUFFINGTON POST, Ralph A. Miriello
“Ms. Scott’s Standard Blue, backed by an all-star band, offers some compelling renditions of blues-based, jazz standards sung by a unique songstress that knows how to bring new life to old stalwarts.” (Full Article)
ALL ABOUT JAZZ, Dan Bilawsky
“With great material, winning arrangements, a strong stable of collaborators, and fine vocal work, all of the bases seem to be covered here. Everything clearly fell into place for Standard Blue. It’s a fine addition to Scott’s discography and, quite possibly, her strongest date yet.” (Full Article)
JAZZDAGAMA, Raul da Gama
“Marilyn Scott seems born for the blues. Her voice, with its smoky, lower register, is the ideal vehicle for this repertoire, which she exploits to particularly fruitful effect in the haunting “Willow Weep for Me”, her ineffably gorgeous interpretations of Ellingtonia (but naturally), and the surprise of the album, “Blue Prelude”, to name but a few.” (Full Article)
AXS Review – (link)






My career in the music business started very early, performing with bands that helped shape my voice and songwriting abilities. This career has span over forty years and I am humbled by those experiences. My life has brought me closer to many artists and songwriters that opened pathways to musical styles that widen my artistic arch. Jazz, blues and R&B, have been my stepping stones that has led to several CD’s and I am grateful to say has guided me to work with the very best in these genres.

It started when I was 11 and I had listened to my Mothers records of Nat King Cole.  Then my friends Dad played Ella Fitzgerald for me around 14, but it was when I was 15 and saw Big Mama Thornton at the Prison Of Socrates in Newport Beach, I knew I would never feel the same. Something real sat inside me called the blues.

I sang with school bands and worked in clubs. Had a job at Billboard magazine calling radio stations and record stores. Traveled with a blues band supporting Chuck Berry and Joe Turner. Became a cast member of “Selma” a musical about Martin Luther King Jr. and worked with Ruth Brown who played Mahalia Jackson. I opened shows for Etta James and meant Betty Carter though her. I sang background vocals for Tower of Power, John Mayal, Paul Davis and I have been lucky enough to have been produced by Michael Sembello, Bobby Womack, Bob James, George Duke and others who helped me find my voice. Guided by the Yellowjackets’s Russell Ferrante and Jimmy Haslip, we have written and produced various songs that have defined my ability. I am rich now to draw from the many styles of Jazz music and feel so blessed in musical relationships that take shape on stage and in recording. So many moments of music that has led me to today. I appreciate those roots that hold me now and spread them out to connect the pieces to what will be new. How to grow and embrace all these styles and present them in Jazz music, is the future. As musicians we need avenues to create and play our compositions, new avenues to explore old and new music alike.


Marilyn Scott Music

This page is a way of expressing all the music I love. As a singer –songwriter I have been able to work with some unbelievable musicians and I want to share their work here. This is also a way to post some influential music from artists long departed or undiscovered. Please let me know of your favorites and let’s share their music. I’ll even dig in and post some long ago gigs.
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Marilyn Scott Music2 months ago

Great band, a must see at the Baked Potato

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Lao Tizer

“Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Band, excitedly invite you to the album release party for our forthcoming CD & DVD combo-pack “Songs From The Swinghouse”! Join us Friday, March 9th, at The Baked Potato - 9:30pm & 11:15pm sets!
Get your tickets today - Click “Learn More” or this link:

The Lao Tizer Band:
Karen Briggs - violin
Tita Hutchison - vocals
Jeff Marshall - guitar
Ric Fierabracci - bass
Munyungo Jackson - percussion
Dylan Elise - drums
Steve Nieves - sax
Lao Tizer - keys

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Marilyn Scott Music2 months ago

I think this guy deserves that Grammy, congratulations Jimmy!

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Jeff Lorber Fusion feat. Jimmy Haslip, Bass solo on Dr.Moy

From the track #2 "Dr.Moy" of Jeff Lorber Fusion - "Now is the Time" album , which was produced by Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, and Bobby Colomby and released ...
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Marilyn Scott Music4 months ago

Here's one for all days for the year..

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Mary Don't You Weep - Aretha Franklin, Gospel Greats 1999 album

Aretha Franklin's Gospel Greats 1999 album are songs that were originally released as a double LP in 1972, Amazing Grace cracked the Billboard Top Ten upon i...
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Marilyn Scott Music4 months ago

Wishing everyone a beautiful holiday season. My all your days forward be blessed and peaceful.

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Yolanda Adams - O Holy Night

Yolanda Adams sings "Oh Holy Night" during Clay Aiken's Christmas special in 2004.
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Marilyn Scott Music5 months ago

Love it!

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Marilyn Scott Music5 months ago

Beautiful music

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Brian Blade

Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band marks its 20th anniversary with the new album ‘Body and Shadow’ - a succinct nine-track meditation on lightness/darkness. Get it here!

2 months ago
Thought of the day......

2 months ago

⭐Jill Scott⭐
No matter how old I get, I’ll still make mistakes; some more apparent than others but NOTHING has or will stop me from believing in Love or the beauty that derives from it. NOTHING.

3 months ago
The best quote of the night, thank you Janelle!

5 months ago
An incredible CD, congrats Christian!

11/13 #jazz chart: No. 1 9th week is Christian McBride Big Band 'Bringin' It' (Mack Avenue).

Biggest mover (+136), most added (+24), highest debut (No. 5) and most reported (53 stations) is Gregory Porter 'Nat King Cole & Me' (Blue Note).

5 months ago
Come find us at the Baked Potato, North Hollywood Dec 6th ,2017.

Artists & Collaborations


I’ve had an opportunity to play with some of the greats and some of the most amazing, unknown jazz studio players of all time. 

Through the Years


Backyard Nymph

Playing in the backyard in 1955 in Arcadia, CA -- my hometown.

Masked Watering Can

Marilyn dressed up in a costume outside her house in Arcadia, CA in 1956.

Daily Bred Band



Boutche Anderson, Pepper Watkins, Marilyn Scott


Marilyn with her band "Jamal" while living in San Francisco. Hubert Tubbs (crouching) later became one of the lead singers of Tower of Power for several albums. Tony and Chuck Norman, Hubert Tubbs, and Marilyn Scott.

Ford Theater

1979 in Los Angeles.

Marilyn in Japan

Marilyn on tour in Japan for "Skydancing"

Fiesta Broadway

Los Angeles with Carolyn, Sharon, and Lori Perry in 2000

Sacramento Expo Jazz Festival


Studio Recordings

L-R, Will Kennedy, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante, Michael Landau, Marilyn Scott, Rich Breem in 2001

Innocent of Nothing Sessions

George Duke, Stepheny, MS, Erik Zobler, Mike Miller, Jimmy Haslip, Russel Ferrante in 2006.

Hilton KIFM Memorial Day Jazz

Performance with Dave Koz, 2003

GRAMMY Nomination

With Burt Bacharach and George Duke at the BMI Awards in 1998.

Le Gonks Studio Session

Recording Nightcap in 2004.


With Bob O'Connor and Kelly Cole of KIFM at Humphrey's in 2005.

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