Jazz music at gallery in Parksville

Live jazz music returns to the MAC in Parksville May 20

Hailing from Vancouver, this jazz duo in renowned through Canada as a pair of some of the most talented jazz musicians in the country.

Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst have been performing as a duo for more than 20 years. This intimate setting allows them to weave together very interactive and conversational versions of the songs they perform.

Considered the finest Jazz Vocal Improviser in Canada by her peers, her fans and by the musicians who work with her, 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. She has been nominated for Juno and Jessie awards.

Worst has been a professional bassist since 1971. His virtuostic and supportive bass playing has been a Canadian treasure for many years on both acoustic and electric basses. Wors was educated both in Canada and the US. Worst has performed with the likes of Chet Baker, David Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Don Thompson and many other notable names.

The concert is Friday, May 20 at the MAC (133 McMillan St., Parksville). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 or $12 for OCAC members. Ticket can be purchased at the MAC.

For more information, email info@mcmillanartscentre.com or call 250-248-8185 or visit the website www.mcmillanartscentre.com.

— submitted by the MAC