ASFA teacher Kim Scott named “Breakout Artist of the Year” by Smooth Jazz Network

ASFA teacher and Flutist Kim Scott. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) music department chair, teacher and flutist, Kim Scott has been named the “Breakout Artist of the Year”. Keep reading to get blown away by these melodic details.

Congratulations to the “Breakout Artist of the Year”

Smooth Jazz Network named Birmingham’s smooth jazz recording flutist Kim Scott the “Breakout Artist of the Year”.

According to WVTM 13 News, fans of Scott from across the country voted and made this honor possible for her. WVTM 13’s Fred Davenport spoke with the artist about her new title. Check it out:

WVTM 13 says Scott had a successful year landing her third #1 Billboard charting single I’m Every Woman, to landing the No. 2 Billboard position for Song of the Year Back Together Again.

Scott is now getting ready to release her fifth album called SHINE! The best part is that she is having a live concert right here in Birmingham.

Hear her in person at the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on Saturday, February 5 at 7:30PM.

Purchase tickets here.

Who is Kim Scott?

Kim Scott
Check out Kim Scott live in concert in The Magic City. (Photo via ASFA)

Scott is a Birmingham native and AFSA alumna that charms listeners with her flute abilities. She received her music degree at the University of Alabama then received a Masters in Pedagogy and Performance at Oklahoma State University. She has been teaching at her alma mater for over 18 years and has chaired the ASFA music department for over 14 years.

Scott has four albums that include:

  • Crossing Over released in 2011
  • Rite of Passage released in 2016
  • Southern Heat released in 2016
  • Free to Be released in 2019

All albums are available for listening on music platforms including Apple Music.

She has even topped the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart

Kim Scott
Flutist and Birmingham native Kim Scott reached number one on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart in June 2019. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Scott has also topped the Billboard Smooth Jazz chart with her hit single “Emerge” back in 2019. The number one hit also topped the Grove Jazz Radiowave Chart.

Check out our previous story for details and to see a video of her performance the number one single.

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