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montreal
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Musical Artist, Vocalist
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RIP John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott


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For Immediate Release

“I Remember You” – A Musical Tribute to the late Johnny Scott with Crooner- John Labelle, Cameron Wallis (sax) & Geoff Lapp and his Trio

A Memorial Concert “I Remember You” For Johnny Scott
Saturday June 18, 2011
Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill
1254, rue MacKay
Tickets: $16.00 / $14.00 (students, seniors)
Information: 514- 931-6808
http://www.upstairsjazz.com/

June 1, 2011 – I Remember You, For Johnny Scott

In the jazz world, respecting the jazz tradition is very much about paying homage to those who came before. This memorial concert pays tribute to a unique singer/ saxophonist who influenced two generations of musicians in Montreal. John Kerningham Sidney Scott (aka) Johnny Scott passed away last spring, leaving a vacuum that cannot be filled. He was a mainstay at Montreal jazz establishments and entertained many with a rich baritone voice that was the epitome of romance.

The stellar musical ensemble gathered together for this memorial evening have all been touched by Mr. Scott and his music. The evening features Canadian crooner, John Labelle, (he was greatly influenced by Scott, and become a singer due to his influence), and the big sound of tenor saxophonist, Cameron Wallis. Jazz pianist, Geoff Lapp will host the night with his trio. Geoff tickled the ivories for decades with Mr. Scott along with long time band mates (Paul Johnston- bass, Dave Laing- drums).
This is sure to be a swinging, soulful night.

This Quintet is for you Johnny!

You can RSVP at the Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167685376624148

Your Remembrance can be left at the Facebook page for Johnny Scott: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/John-Kerningham-Scott/111143825591204?ref=ts


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John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott passed away in Montreal on April 20, 2010. His singing though, lives on. Thanks Johnny for all the pleasure you gave us.

Please enjoy the tunes he gave me permission to upload.

Geoff Lapp and Lorraine Craig

Peter Hum blogs about his passing here: http://communities.canada.com/OTTAWACITIZEN/blogs/jazzblog/default....


John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott is a jazz vocalist and tenor saxophonist. Scott was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and began his musical studies at the age of 15. After enlisting in the Army, he joined a band which entertained American troops in Europe. Subsequent to his discharge from the Army in the early '60s, Johnny moved to Montreal, Canada, where he has performed in a wide spectrum of settings for over 47 years.

Although the jazz idiom has always been his primary focus, Johnny Scott has explored a variety of other genres over the course of his career, including pop music, R&B, and blues.

Discography:

* Easy Living (with the Geoff Lapp Trio) - Victor Studio / PJ Studio, 2003
* Contrasts (Geoff Lapp, pno; George Mitchell, bs; David Laing, dms) - JazzCo, 1990
* From Now On - JazzCo, 1986

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Scott_%28jazz_vocalist%29


John Kerningham Sidney Scott is a wonderful entertainer who has given a great deal of pleasure to audiences in Canada, United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Scott was born in Buffalo, N.Y. where, at the age of 15, he began is musical studies. He later enlisted in the Army and subsequently became a member of a band formed to entertain American troupes in Europe.

He later became the leader of that group of very fine musicians. Shortly after his discharge from the Army, Johnny decided to take up residence in Montreal, Canada, where he has lived and practiced his craft for approximately 35 years.

The ensuing years proved this very fine Artist to be a versatile and talented performer who is equally at ease performing Pop music, R&B, Blues and of course, jazz.

His exceptional vocal styling, rich baritone voice, and his unique style on the tenor saxophone, allows him to captivate his audiences and leave them begging for more. He is a man with a great sense of humor, which also adds to his appeal.

He is also a recording artist, who in 1986 produced his first album “From Now On”, on his own label “JazzCo”, featuring pianist Geoffrey Lapp and himself on vocals. This recording was followed by his 1990 production “Contrasts” featuring some of Montreal’s finest jazz musicians, including Geoff Lapp, George Mitchel on Bass and David Lang, on drums.

In addition to his live performances in Canada and the United States, Johnny has made several appearances in motion pictures, on television and in several television commercials for Labatt 50 and Loto 6/46.

Johnny Scott recently returned from his travels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he performed in several major Five Star Hotels. He plans to remain in Canada for a short while and to continue to perform internationally in the foreseeable future. He will consider placements in major hotels, club dates and corporate events, anywhere in North America.

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Geoff Lapp
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Vocalist, Saxophone
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Scott_%28jazz_vocalist%29
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At 9:37pm on April 21, 2010, Greg Clayton said…
Nice tribute to Johnny Thanks Jeff and Lorraine.
At 9:41am on June 29, 2008, Kathleen Gorman said…
Hi Johnny,
We say you play many times at Biddles over the years, always inspired by your soulful sax and dynamic vocals. Met you again last year at the House of Jazz with my husband James, one of your long time fans.
All the best and keep the music flowing........

Cheers,

Kathleen Gorman
At 12:57pm on June 25, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
mmmmm hmmmm diggin' the sounds!

~Jaijai
At 9:49am on June 25, 2008, Geoff Lapp Trio said…
Hi John.
good to know that you have a online profile..so that people can enjoy that great voice you have.
I hope you enjoy the cyber jazz hang. Let me know.

GL
At 4:10pm on June 24, 2008, exe*Cute* said…
Hello John ....
Welcome to our Family here at TJN ~ Hope You will have a Lot of Fun with us --- as we have Great Talent, and Sounds at this very Special 24/7- J@zzClub !!
... thanks for the Great Sounds on your Page --- nice to have another Canadian in our J@zzFamily !

You surely will be a Real Asset here !!

Would be a Great Honour to be Your Friend ...
Regards;
xdrd

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Also would be a real Pleasure to Invite You to Join, and share our Luv of J@zz ~ with the Great Sounds at The J@zz Network Listening Room here --->
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Happy Listening;
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... and if You wish --- Come and see us at our new Chat-Room here --->
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Happy Chatting !!
At 3:59pm on June 24, 2008, Jaijai Jackson said…
Welcome John to the Jazz Network, I see you have moved in your furniture and painted the walls, I like that!! :-) You will so much enjoy all the great artistry in here, you included!! I bet ya a dollar that you will find a ton of old friends and make new ones! Thanks for joining our jazz family, I hope to hear your music once you settle in.

My best,
Jaijai

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