Originally from Dallas, TX, E. Scott Warren began playing bass at the age of 13, following initial forays into piano, trumpet, and guitar. With roots in rock and pop music of the day and exposure to a wide range of styles through his father’s audiophile inclinations and extensive record collection, Scott soon took to jazz and fusion and began studying with guitarist and instructor Chuck Pangburn, a relationship that led to attending the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts. Scott also studied classical string bass with Roger Fratena (Dallas Symphony) and jazz bass with John Adams (Woody Herman Big Band) before enrolling in the prestigious jazz program at the University of North Texas in Denton. Within a year of arriving at UNT, Scott emerged as an in-demand bassist for the vibrant Dallas/Ft. Worth music scene, regularly playing over 250 live dates a year in a variety of styles and contexts. His performance experience includes a number of variety acts for corporate and private events, independent rock, alternative, and country artists, praise and worship ensembles, and musical theater. He was also busy with studio endeavors, providing bass on over 20 albums for independent artists, film and television soundtracks, and corporate advertisements for radio and television.
With his music career established and beset with a passion for learning, Scott began graduate studies in psychology and philosophy eventually completing a Ph.D. in Counseling at UNT in 2008. Relocating the same year to Chapel Hill, NC in support of his wife’s career, he quickly became active in the Triangle playing with Shirlette Ammons and Mosadi Music, Mike Babyak’s Triple Fret, Scott Sawyer, Adrian Duke, Danny Gotham, Ghezzi, the MPS Project, Jo Gore & the Alternative, Todd Jones and Money vs. People, and Jeanne Jolly. Scott maintains a well-equipped home studio, known for his extensive collection of quality vintage and boutique instruments, amplifiers, effects, and recording gear, and values providing the ideal low-end soundscape for any project. He currently divides his time between performing, recording, and teaching music, a private psychotherapy practice, teaching as an adjunct clinical professor of counseling at North Carolina State University, and coaching with the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Executive Development programs.