The American bassist Scott Colley grew up in Los Angeles andstudied at the California Institute for the Arts in that city. Themusician moved to New York where he started working with vocalistCarmen McRae. He also became an accompanist of stars like RoyHargrove, Dizzy Gillespie and Art Farmer.
In 1997, the bassist debuted with the album Portable Universe. Inthe past ten years he released some six more CDs. Colley's playingis characterized by powerful bass lines, clear language and anextremely well-developed sense of swing. Famed names like HerbieHancock, Andrew Hill and Jim Hall have gratefully used his talentsthese last years. Because of this, the much sought-after sidemanhas been active at the North Sea Jazz Festival for many, manyyears. On Friday he will play with Dhafer Youssef and TootsThielemans; on Saturday with Tineke Postma. Colley has performed onover 100 records and continues growing with an explosive force. Hislatest album, Architect of the Moment, came out in 2007. On Sundayhe will perform at the festival with his own quartet for the firsttime.