Yonrico Scott Band

ATLANTA, Georgia, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Jazz / Funk / Jam Band
Grammy Winning Percussionist * Artist * Bandleader * Instructor *
It could be said, Yonrico Scott learned to walk and play drums at the same time. By age 7, he was playing professionally with several gospel groups in Detroit, Michigan. That, with Detroit’s thriving “Motown sound,” are among Yonrico’s earliest influences.
Since 1995, Yonrico toured the world as a member of The Derek Trucks Band. In 2010 he collected the Grammy Award for their stunning CD "Already Free," Best Contemporary Blues album of the Year. Later in 2010 their live followup, "Road Songs" was released.
Yonrico also collaborates & tours internationally with Earl Klugh’s acoustic band and appears on Earl’s latest Grammy nominated CD. Yonrico’s own The Yonrico Scott Band is closest to his heart, and includes other world-class musicians bringing the best in funk, soul and jazz. They are at work on a follow up to their release “Turning the Corner” now. Their shows are always popular for the absolute professionalism they bring and the many special guests who show up.
Throughout his distinguished career, Yonrico has recorded and/or performed with a Who’s Who list of Rock and Roll, Jazz and Soul. Most recently, he’s collaborated with Other notable artists include Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Chuck Berry, George Howard, Freddie Hubbard, Outkast, Joshua Redman, George Benson, Anita Baker, Tinsley Ellis, The Allman Brothers Band, Susan Tedeschi, Kansas, John Scofield, Col. Bruce Hampton, Gary Burton, Gregg Allman, John Denver, Ben E. King, The Supremes, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh, The Lexington Philharmonic, and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and many more. Broadway tour performances include The Wiz, 5 Guys Named Moe, and Dream Girls.
Catch Yonrico live and you’ll see he still plays with all the youthful vigor and love for music as he did as a child growing up in Detroit… albeit coupled now with the commanding precision only a near half-century career can produce.
Yonrico’s instruments of choice are: Pearl Drums, Everyone’s Drumming, LP Percussion, DW Drums, Zildjian cymbals and sticks.
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