B i o g r a p h y
Scott McCloud has been performing in the United States as a full time musician for the past 20 years playing every style from jazz, funk, rock, reggae, rhythm & blues to country.
After winning the Downbeat Magazine award for “Best Instrumental Jazz Soloist” (1992) and receiving his BM in Music Performance from Winthrop University (1994), he relocated to Dallas/Ft. Worth to earn his Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas (1998).
Upon returning from Texas in 1998, Scott assembled a group of local funk/jazz musicians known as the “Scott McCloud Group/Trio.” The “Scott McCloud Trio” CD was favorably reviewed by Jazz Times Magazine in it’s May 2000 Jam Band issue along with other artists like Medeski Martin & Wood, Galactic and Soulive.
In 1999 Scott assembled a new Jazz/Funk/Rock group called Hipshack. Hipshack went on to record two CD’s and perform around the United States with the United States Tennis Association.
Scott has performed and recorded with Hipshack, Hartman, jazz legend Slide Hampton, Wycliffe Gordon, Galactic, Edwin McCain, University of North Texas Lab Bands, Mark Rapp, Jon Thornton, The Beloved Praise Band, Jeremy Shaw, Jeff Hartman, Joe Silva Band, Groove Posse, Sugar Coated Sweet, The Entertainers, The House of Funk, and the Mighty-Mighty Men among others.
Scott continues to be seen and heard gigging most nights of the week (see GIGS) throughout the southeast on bass/vox with Hipshack, Jeff Hartman and other groups as well as recording for such Grammy Award-winning producers and engineers as Dallas Austin, Carlton Lynn, David French and Paul Sabu.
Scott also teaches Jazz History and Music Appreciation at Central Piedmont Community College in Matthews, NC