Scott Neumann, a Bartlesville Oklahoma native, began playing drums professionally at the age of thirteen. His first major work was with The Woody Herman Orchestra, which he joined in 1988. Since moving to New York City, Scott has established himself as one of New York’s most creative and versatile drummers.
Scott currently leads and composes for his band Osage County. The band’s critically acclaimed members include David Berkman, Sam Newsome and Don Falzone. Osage County’s self titled debut CD is being released in the spring of 2006 on Chicken Coup Records (Summit). The band has been touring throughout the Northeast the past three years.
Scott's Jazz credits include touring with Anthony Cox, Makoto Ozone and Brother Jack McDuff. While in New York City, Scott has worked with Grady Tate, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman and Kenny Barron. Downtown musical associations include collaborations with Steven Bernstein and The Jazz Composers Collective (Ben Allison and Michael Blake). Large Ensemble performances include the Grammy nominated Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Maria Schneider Orchestra. Scott has played on over 25 albums and has recorded with artists including Kenny Werner, David Liebman, Eddie Gomez and Claudio Roditi.
Since 1998 Scott has been in the forefront of the emerging Jam Band/ Roots musical phenomenon. Scott joined the Vermont based Jazz Mandolin Project in 1998 for a year. Since 2000 Scott has been a member of banjo virtuoso's Tony Trischka's band. The band's latest recording New Deal(Rounder) further exemplifies Scott's ability to traverse a wide spectrum of musical terrain. Scott has collaborated with Tony to perform with Vassar Clements, Darol Anger and Mike Marshall.