Georgia Straight Jazz Society jazz at the Little Red Church in Comox

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

At the Little Red Church , 2182 Comox Ave, Comox

April 13th 2023

Jennifer Scott & Rene Worst

Scott and Worst

There was a time when we used to finish our regular season each May with a wonderful performance by this fabulous duo, but due to the pandemic and personal reasons, it's been almost six years since Jen and Rene charmed us with their unique brand of music. As well, they are rhythmically supported by locally well-known James McRae, percussionist.

Jennifer Scott has just completed a tour of the Western States and Canada and was named "Pick of the week" by the L.A. Times where she was quoted as having: "...a velvet tone & superb phrasing..." 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, she 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."

Considered the finest Jazz Vocal Improviser in Canada" by her peers, her fans and by the musicians who work with her, Jennifer is an important jazz voice. She has sung with such jazz greats as: Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn and Kenny Wheeler among many. She has been nominated for Juno and Jessie Awards with "Mythos" and theatre production "War of the Worlds" .

Jennifer 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. She was also featured with Jon Batiste at Stanford University performing at the Miles Davis tribute concert for their Concert series in tandem with The Jazz Museum in Harlem. She is is an in-demand performer, clinician, and teacher of workshops throughout the USA and Canada.

Rene Worst is one of Canada's finest jazz bassists. Having worked with a diverse group of musicians such as Gene Bertoncini, many jazz legends, Chet Baker, David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard and Aerosmith, Rene Worst is a virtuoso on both electric and acoustic basses. As a producer and session artist, he has worked with Juno award nominated Skywalk (a band he co-founded), and Mythos.

Admission to this concert is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Annual memberships ($20) will be for sale at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

You're invited to visit to look at the calendar of diverse and amazing jazz performances between now and the end of August. If you're new to the valley and love live music, give us a try: you'll be glad you did

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