With guest guitarist Ed Dunsavage
Siskiyou Music Project welcomes back two of Western Canada’s finest jazz musicians, Jennifer Scott & Rene Worst. They will be joined by guitarist Ed Dunsavage for an intimate performance at the Old Siskiyou Barn.
Considered the finest jazz vocal improviser in Canada by her peers, her fans and by the musicians who work with her, Jennifer Scott is an important Jazz Voice. She has sung with such Jazz Greats as: Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn and Kenny Wheeler to name a few. She has been nominated for Juno and Jessie Awards with ‘Mythos’ and theatre production ‘War of the Worlds.’
Jennifer Scott has performed to sold out crowds from San Diego to Vancouver to Whitehorse on the West Coast of Canada and has begun a major foray onto the world stage including performances in Amsterdam, Milan and Rome.
Recent lauded performances have included Main Stage shows at the 2009 Vancouver Island Music Fest sharing the stage with artists as diverse as Jane Bunnett and Jerry Douglas. She received a lengthy standing ovation reception for her duo set with bassist Rene Worst at the same festival.
Jennifer was also featured at Stanford University performing at the Miles Davis tribute concert for their Concert series in tandem with The Jazz Museum in Harlem. More recent studio work has seen her align her vocal talents with the piano brilliance of Miles Black in the CD release Storybook.
Bassist Rene Worst has been a professional bassist since 1971. His virtuosic and supportive bass playing has been a Canadian treasure for many years on both acoustic and electric basses. He is as gifted on fretless as he is on acoustic – a rarity in the industry. Rene was educated both in Canada and the US. Rene Worst is one of the founding members of the noted fusion band “Skywalk” and has anchored and produced six recordings with them. He is also a highly regarded Producer.
Born in Ifar, New Guinnea in 1954, he moved to Canada with his family in 1960, settling on the West Coast where he grew up and went to school. At an early age he showed an aptitude for music, in particular jazz bass, and it wasn’t long before he was out establishing himself as a leading jazz bassist performing with the likes of: Chet Baker, David Bowie, Mark Murphy, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Freddie Hubbard, Paul Horn, Gene Bertoncini, Bud Shank and many other jazz greats.
To read a review by noted L.A. Times Jazz Critic Don Heckman from Jennifer and Rene’s last southern Oregon performance in 2015 click here.
From a recent review by noted Jazz journalist Andy Gilbert (Jazz Times):
“Scott has set herself apart from the jazz-vocalist pack with her mesmerizing renditions of the most unlikely tunes … With her warm, flexible contralto, Scott brings a striking emotional intelligence to everything she sings, no matter what the context. As much a song stylist as an improviser, she puts her stamp on material through her supple sense of swing and deft, slippery phrasing.”