Scott, Leon, jazz trumpeter; b. Demopolis, Ala., Aug. 15, 1904; d. Chicago, III., Jan. 2, 1974. His father played baritone horn. Leon began on trumpet, was taught by John Whatley in Birmingham, Ala., and then moved to Chicago, where he studied music with Major N. Clark-Smith. He worked with a series of bands, including Lester Boone (1925), John Morrisett (1926), Tiny Parharn (1927), Sammy Stewart (1928–29), and Walter Barnes (late 1929). In 1930–31 he toured France and Belgium with Earl Moss. Scott worked with Lucky Millinder in Chicago and N.Y. (1931), prior to a brief return to Tiny Parham’s Band. He worked often with Carroll Dickerson during the 1930s and then with Jimmie Noone (1937–39); he also worked with Earl Hines (1938). From 1941–late 1945 he worked in Hawaii, and then moved to Los Angeles in 1946 where he worked with Benny Carter and Eddie Heywood before moving back to Chicago in the late 1940s. Scott freelanced around Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s; beginning in 1965, he began to play many dates with Franz Jackson (including overseas tours). III health caused an end to regular playing during the early 1970s. Leon’s daughter Julie L. Scott plays French horn and piano.
—John Chilton , Who’s Who of Jazz/Lewis Porter
"Scott, Leon." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 20, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/scott-leon
"Scott, Leon." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved November 20, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/scott-leon
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.