Jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott

Popular jazz trio returns to MAC

Jennifer Scott to play June 12 at 7 p.m.; last year's show sold out

The people have spoken. Jazz vocalist Jennifer Scott, whose sold out show at the McMillan Arts Centre received multiple standing ovations last year, will return to the MAC by popular demand on Friday, June 12.

“I thought it was wonderful,” Scott said of her last show in Parksville. She spoke particular praise about the quality of the venue’s sound, piano and audience, adding that she prefers to play smaller spaces like the MAC.

The upcoming show is part of an Island tour, which the Vancouver-based musician said is just one leg in a busy year of travelling for her.

As an in-demand performer and workshop leader, Scott regularly travels throughout North America. She also performs overseas, and has graced stages in Amsterdam, Milan and Rome.

Throughout her travels, the Juno and Jessie award nominee has had the opportunity to play with a number of big-name musicians. For her more recent studio works, Scott has worked with pianist Miles Black and with American drummer Jud Sherwood.

She has also sung with jazz greats such as Bill Coon, Cory Weeds, Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn and Kenny Wheeler.

For her upcoming concert in Parksville, however, Scott will be once again perform with well-known Canadian bass player Rene Worst.

“We’re very much a musical duo as well as a personal duo,” she said of Worst, who also happens to be her husband. “We play a lot together.”

Joining Scott and Worst onstage will be saxophonist Monik Nordine.

“We have a really lovely connection,” said Scott of Nordine.

The trio will play a collection of standards and original songs in a range of different styles.

“We pull repertoire from a lot of different sources,” said Scott. “It makes it more varied.”

Alongside the usual jazz and blues, the trio will add some Brazilian influence to their set, said Scott, who herself is in a sextet called Brasileira.

“I’ve always been attracted to it,” she said of Brazilian rhythms and of singing in a different language.

Doors to the Scott trio show on June 12 will open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $12 for OCAC members, and can be purchased in advance at the MAC.

If there are any tickets left, these will be sold at the door. For more information, contact the MAC at 250-248-8185.

 

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