Scott Tixier is an award-winning recording artist, named as "Rising Star Violin" in the 60th Annual critics poll Downbeat.

Grammy Award winning bassist Marcus Miller says that Tixier "is making an international name for himself. I heard him in France and was immediately struck by his individuality and his sound.“ Guitarist Pat Metheny says, "[Scott] has found a place for himself within the elite community of New York jazz musicians, no small feat." In an interview with the All About Jazz in 2010, violinist Mark Feldman called Scott "really up-and-coming and very talented." And Jean Luc Ponty said "I have heard Scott's recordings, seen his live performances and I think that he stands above the crowd of current jazz violinists around the world."

Scott began his musical studies at the age of three at the Montreuil Conservatory where he played percussion and the piano. It wouldn't be for another couple years until Scott would first pick up his primary instrument, the violin. He continued his classical study of the violin at the Montreuil Conservatory, eventually also attending the 10th District Paris National Conservatory.

Interestingly, his first performance experience was not as a musician, but as an actor. By the time Scott was five years old he was already performing in the theater; his first role being that of one of the "praticiens" in Albert Camus's stage adaption of Caligula. Scott also began doing ballet and modern dance at the age of seven and became involved with the dance company "Afro Jazz Fusion." Soon thereafter he became a member of his father's theater troupe where he performed until the age of sixteen, when music took over his life.

By this time he was studying so intensely at the conservatory that it left little time for school, let alone theater or dance. In the conservatory Scott was studying classical choral singing, harmony, counterpoint, composition, and of course violin. It was also around this time that Scott became interested in jazz and began studying with his twin brother, pianist Tony Tixier. Together they studied the jazz language and attended the Festival of Les Enfants Du Jazz directed by Stephane Kochoyan. They attended countless master-classes by great jazz musicians such as Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Bob Mintzer, Dave Libeman, and Steve Coleman, developing a strong passion for the music.

After finishing school and getting a DFE in Jazz, Scott began performing and teaching jazz violin in and around Paris. Since 2004 he has been on faculty at "Les Enfants du Jazz" festival serving as the violin professor. Notable performances in Europe include playing at the Paris Jazz Festival, Orleans Jazz Festival, Lamentin Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vauvert, Festival des Enfants du jazz, Nimes Metropole festival and the Sunside-Sunset, Baiser salé, Jazzcartoon, Café Universel, Autour de midi, and the Trianon.

Scott moved to the jazz capital of the world, New York CIty, in 2008 and has continued his career as both a sideman and leader. Since moving to the United States, Scott has appeared at Lincoln Center, Smalls Jazz Club, The Stone, Williamsburg Music Center, Cachaça, Joe's Pub, Brooklyn Lyceum, and the Capitol Building in Washington DC, among many other venues.

In addition to leading his own groups, Scott has co-led a quintet with trumpeter Nicolas Genest and shared the stage with greats such as Anthony Braxton, Maceo Parker, Siegfried Kessler, Lonnie Plaxico, Myron Walden, Clifford Adams (from Kool & the Gang), Kenny Grohowski, Helen Sung, Sara Serpa, Julie Hardy, Yvonnick Prene, Brice Wassy, Nicolas Genest, Gerald Cleaver, James Weidman, Marcus McLauren, Adam Lomeo, Vince Ector, Michael Eckroth, Lew Soloff, Mario Canonge, Linley Marthe, Jean Jacques Elangue, Tigran Hamasyan, Pierrick Pedron, Anne Paceo...
He also worked for the music theater and cinema with/for NBA legend Allan Houston; Pierre Palmade; for SONY PICTURES; Fisher-Price; Dave Douglas; David Ackroyd; Christina Aguilera...

Scott's teachers include Florin Niculescu, Pierrick Pedron, Frederic Favarel, Thierry Peala, Malo Valois, Frederic Favarel, Nicolas Genest, and Guillaume Naturel.

In 2007, he won the first place in the "Trophées du Sunside," one of the most important awards for young jazz musicians in France. The concert was broadcast on Radio France (emission Jazzclub Claude Carrière).

Since 2008, Scott endorses Corelli Savarez strings. Tixier signed with Sunnyside Records in 2011




Scott's playing has been recommended by:
Jean luc Ponty, (violin)
Pat Metheny, (guitar)
Marcus Miller, (bass)
Mark Feldman, (violin)
Lonnie Plaxico, (bass)
Jacques Schwarz-Bart. (saxophone)
Sylvie Courvoisier, (piano)
David Binney, (saxophone)
Jen Shyu, (vocal)
Nicolas Genest, (trumpet)
Mario Canonge, (piano)
Scott Dubois, (guitar)
Dan Tepfer, (piano)
Juan Carlos Hernandez, (photograph)
Pascal Anquetil, (journalist -Irma)
Alex Dutilh, (journalist -JAZZMAN)