Donna E. Scott -
Donna Elise Scott, a versatile, evocative, contralto jazz singer, is an award winning recording artist, GRAMMY contender, NARAS voting member and CEO/President of Majic Dragon Multimedia. Based in Houston, Texas, Majic Dragon works with recording artists from conception through duplication and promotion. As a jazz performer, she does jazz standards, torch songs, blues, with a bit of pop, R&B, Neo Soul and even country. Performing as a featured soloist in Big Bands, Latin jazz combos, R&B revues and jazz festivals throughout the US; she made her first European debut in Rome Italy . On August 28, 2019, she released “Superstar,” a Vocal jazz single featuring GRAMMY winner Gregoire Maret on harmonica. The entire CD, “A Carpenter from Chicago,” will be released in September 2020. Her second CD, "Carnival," was released on June 23, 2017 and garnered critical praise. The liner notes were written by multi GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY award winning producer Kabir Sehgal and has prominent sidemen from around the world including GRAMMY award winning flutist Wouter Kellerman, Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren, Italian guitarist Marco Bittelli and a host of others. Her debut, award winning CD, "Somehow I Knew," was critically acclaimed and enjoyed in 33 counties. A native Chicagoan who now lives in Houston, she has wowed audiences and clinicians at jazz festivals locally and nationally. On June 8, 2018, Donna received her MM in Vocal Jazz Performance from the Lamont School of Music, the University of Denver. While in Colorado she enjoyed a two year residency at La Cour Art Bar and Bistro while also appearing at other jazz clubs in the Colorado area such as Dazzle Jazz, Motif Jazz Cafe and a one hour appearance on KUVO radio. She continues to perform in Colorado and other cities. She has performed with the late Joe Sample, Jewell Brown, John Faddis, Andre Hayward and others. Donna plays piano, tenor and bass trombone and is also a member of the Joe Sample Jazz Orchestra. A proud alumni of Texas Southern University, she graduated valedictorian, summa cum laude (4.0). For Donna, seeing the music schools banner first on the graduation ceremony platform is an honor she will never forget.