Colin Scott


Spare Parts - based out of Chicago, IL
Underwater People - also based out of Chicago, IL

Endorsed by Eden Amplifers


Colin Scott began playing bass guitar at the age of fourteen and has been an active musician ever since.  He co-formed the jazz/funk trio Spare Parts with keyboardist Kevin Kozol and drummer Mike Bruno in the year 2000.  The band is signed to Ropeadope Records and has toured the country extensively, as well as internationally. Their latest self-titled Ropeadope release Spare Parts received rave reviews while climbing the iTunes jazz charts.  In addition to Spare Parts, Colin can be found freelancing in a wide range of bands in and around Chicago.  Colin has performed with musicians ranging from Victor Wooten and Fareed Haque to Lenny Pickett and Melvin Seals.



“Bassist Colin Scott takes charge on the next couple of tracks, ‘Trilogy I & II and Part III.’  This is one of those tracks that is fantastic because it’s so familiar, without one being able to pinpoint exactly what it’s reminiscent of.  Sure, Kozol’s keyboard lines are vaguely Bernie Worrell-esque (he’s the keyboardist in Parliament), and it’d be easy to compare Scott’s bassline to something by Les Claypool, but that’d be too easy.  Instead, one would just have to acknowledge that these three can lay down some serious funk, whether it be the kind meant to get you on the dance floor, or the kind that makes you tap your foot while your mouth is left gaping.”  – Paul Abella, Chicago Jazz Magazine – May, 2010

“The musicianship is first rate - with Scott a ‘Fender-Funkmeister,’ Bruno driving the band like it is a well-tuned Bugatti, and Kozol supplying cascades of keyboard washes and sounds ranging from orgasmic organs and acoustic piano to electric pianos and chewy synth leads.  A fun album that will get the limbs moving all akimbo - they must be killer live.”  – Brad Walseth, – April, 2010

“Often a behind-the-scenes instrument, the bass guitar is, in fact, a
challenging animal to tame; however, Colin Scott proves he’s a big-game
hunter.  Without reservation, he lays down poppy funk and blues-ridden
riffs over jazz melodies”  – Jim Hagerty, Rock River Times – Rockford, IL October, 2006