Craig Scott Quintet

Music Cafe 2.30 - 5pm

Craig Scott  contrabass 

Warwick Alder  trumpet 

Paul Cutlan  tenor saxophone 

Tim Fisher  piano 

Tim Firth  drums & cymbals  

Craig Scott has been one of Australia’s leading bassists for 40 years and has performed with many of this country’s leading jazz musicians including Don Burrows, James Morrison, Julian Lee, Kerrie Biddell and Judy Bailey.  

In 2007 he formed the Craig Scott Quintet and since then the group has performed at many of Australia’s leading jazz festivals, including Wangaratta, Manly, Darling Harbour, and Bellingen, as well as for SIMA and Venue 505 and Foundry 616. 

The Quintet features the musical calisthenics of two of Australia’s leading horn players in the front line – namely Warwick Alder on trumpet and Paul Cutlan on tenor and soprano saxophones. The rhythm section features two of the finest exponents of piano and drum artistry on the Australian jazz scene. Tim Fisher (piano) and Tim Firth (drums) join Craig Scott on the bass to provide a platform of rhythmic and melodic interplay and are the ‘engine room’ of the quintet. 

In 2012 CSQ released their first CD ‘Timeline’ which features a collection of original tunes that were recorded live in concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in October, 2010.   

For their SCIJF performance the quintet will perform material from the CD and an eclectic mix of music drawn from the wider jazz lexicon, plus the world premiere of some new work for jazz quintet.