Tyler Scott is a Jazz musician from Fort Wayne, IN. In his short 19 years, he has taken advantage of every opportunity to come his way. Scott started playing drums in church at the age of nine. His middle school band director, Jerry Farrington, played an important role in introducing him to Jazz music. During his seventh grade year, he met a local drummer, Todd Harrold, who taught him the importance of keeping the groove. This significant lesson set the tone for him to win every top drummer award at every jazz festival he competed in up through his senior year of high school.
Scott had the fortunate opportunity to study with the world-renowned Jazz drummer, Perry A. Wilson, who has played with the likes of Sonny Rollins and Von Freeman. Wilson taught him the value of technique and control. This ultimately led Scott to win the “Ball State University Dimensions in Jazz, Frank Mantooth (Outstanding Overall Musician) Award 2009.
Scott has won many other awards from various Jazz festivals around Indiana. These include: “Ball State University Dimensions in Jazz, Outstanding Drums 2006 and 2007”, “Purdue University Jazz Festival, Outstanding Drum Soloist 2006-2009”, “North Side Jazz Festival, Outstanding Soloist 2006-2009”, and the Sterling Sentinel Award Scholarship in Music/Instrumental 2009,” which is one of his proudest accomplishments. He was fortunate enough to be selected to play in the in 2008 and the 2009 Indiana All-State Big Band that was sponsored by International Association of Jazz Educators. He also was a part of the 2008 Indiana All-State Jazz Choir Backup Band.