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.
Jennifer Scott was also featured soloist with Turning Point Ensemble in Vancouver performing the orchestral works of Duke Ellington & Stravinsky. She was also featured as guest soloist with the Good Noise Gospel Choir in June of 2012.
More recent studio work has seen her align her vocal/piano talents with Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom. Their new CD Crossing Borders “Mess Around” was pick of the year for new releases in Jazz in California and they will be featured in an upcoming main stage performance at the 2015 Monterey Jazz Festival.
She 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, 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. Jennifer has been a featured performer with several big bands and has had commissioned works written for her. Most recent performances have been with Daniel Hersog Big Band, Brad Muirhead and two different large ensembles in San Jose & Oakland, CA.
Jennifer has recorded numerous well-received and award winning CDs including “Mess Around” with Crossing Borders, “Sonho Meu” with her ensemble Brasileira, “Chance” (with NYC guitarist Peter Bernstein), “Duets” with husband/bassist Rene Worst and her most recent recording “Arrival” with Canadian guitar legend Bill Coon.
Jennifer teaches a wide range of workshops and also privately coaches singers and musicians on jazz singing, technique, performance, improvisation, repertoire and alternative vocal techniques.
Jennifer Scott is an in demand performer, clinician and teacher of workshops throughout the USA and Canada. Website: www.jenniferscott.ca