Jazz on the Wing – Yukon Arts Centre cabaret

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $27.50
  • Senior (60+): $25
  • Teens (13-19): $18
  • Child (12 and under): $8

Ticket Sales

Special series ticket offer until November 3, 2019

  • 5 shows for the price of 4
  • Adults: $110, Seniors: $100, Youth: $72, Child: $32
  • Only at Yukon Arts Centre Box Office 667-8574 or in-person

5 for the price of 4 series tickets are available until November 3, 2019.

Jazz in the Hall - Old Fire Hall

Ticket Prices (at the door)

  • General Admission: $7
  • Teens & Children (19 and under): Free

Jazz on the Wing - Dawson City

Ticket Prices

  • Adults: $25
  • KIAC members: $22
  • Youth/SOVA students: $10
  • Doors open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm
  • Tickets at Maximillian’s, KIAC or at the door

Jazz on the Wing - Haines Junction

Ticket Prices

  • Tickets: $20 adults/$10 youth & seniors, Free for 12 & under
  • Doors open @ 7:00 pm, show starts @ 7:30 pm
  • Tickets at the door
Vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott Quintet from B.C. featuring trumpeter Tom Marriott from Seattle

Vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott Quintet from B.C. featuring trumpeter Tom Marriott from Seattle

“Vancouver vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott…(is) a force of nature, an artist unafraid to take risks.” ~ Andrew Gilbert, JazzTimes.com

“We’re talking about gorgeous tone and absolutely killer technique.” ~ Renee Doruyter, Vancouver Province


Considered the finest jazz vocal improviser in Canada by her peers, her fans and by the musicians who work with her, Jennifer Scott specializes in jazz, blues and world music. Nominated for Juno and Jessie awards, she has sung with such jazz greats as Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn and Kenny Wheeler. Joined by Seattle trumpeter extraordinaire Tom Marriott, this will be a night to remember.


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JENNIFER SCOTT is a Vancouver-born vocalist and jazz pianist specializing in jazz, blues and world music. Jennifer is considered one of the most important jazz artists working in Canada and the United States today. From sold-out concerts in San Francisco to exclusive local club performances, Jennifer’s performance experiences have been varied. Jennifer has appeared at Jazz Festivals all across Canada and in several of the United States. She has also appeared with such jazz luminaries as: Tommy Banks, Don Thompson, Kenny Wheeler, Skywalk, and Hugh Fraser, to name a few.

Jennifer Scott has appeared on Jazzbeat, Westcoast Performance, and CBC’s Hot Air several times, and featured on four separate CDs produced by the CBC. She has also appeared on several TV shows as a featured performer.

Interactive, Jennifer Scott’s self-produced CD, was critically received and has sold more than 1500 copies independently. Jennifer had two subsequent releases: Something to Live By, featuring Jennifer on Vocals, Bob Murphy on Piano, and Rene Worst on bass; and Live at Monk’s featuring Jennifer’s vocals and her debut as a recorded jazz pianist. Rene Worst is, again, featured on bass along with featured multi-reedist Tom Keenlyside.

Jennifer is pianist/vocalist for San Francisco-based Novo Tempo, a Brazilian/jazz Fusion group featuring the music of Ed Johnson. She has recorded 2 CDs and toured extensively with this group, including dates at Dizzy’s in San Diego and Catalina’sin Los Angeles. She was featured with jazz legend Clark Terry, performing with him at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver.

After a few years of performing and traveling, Jennifer returned to the studio to record her fourth CD, Emotional Girl. Produced by her husband, Rene Worst, this CD showcases Jennifer’s expanded emotional, performing, and creative ranges.
Jennifer and Rene then teamed up with S.F. Bay Area saxophonist Kristen Strom, guitarist Scott Sorkin, and drummer Jason Lewis to form Crossing Borders, a new international jazz group that performs and records music from the heart, whether an artful reworking of a standard or a new take on a classic pop tune.
More recent studio work has seen her align her vocal talents with the piano brilliance of Miles Black in the CD release Storybook.

Jennifer Scott has also been involved in many New Music and Theatre productions. Jennifer was nominated for a Jessie Award for her performance in The War of the Worlds (Rumble Productions) by Alex Ferguson and Peter Hannan, and was critically acclaimed for her performance in The Gang (Vancouver and Toronto) by Tom Cone and Peter Hannan. Jennifer is a featured performer at the 2004 Glenn Gould Studio Concert Concert Series in Toronto (televised by CBC).

As a sideman, Jennifer’s vocals have been critically lauded on the past four Juno-nominated recordings by Mythos. Jennifer’s vocals are prominent on their hit single, November.

Jennifer Scott is in demand as an educator and clinician both in the United States and Canada, and has taught and created many workshops and college courses.

Bassist RENE WORST has been a professional bassist since 1971. His virtuosic and supportive bass paying has been a Canadian treasure for many years on both acoustic and electric basses. He is as gifted on fretless as he is on acoustic – rarity in the industry. Rene was education both in Canada and the US. Worst is one of the founding members of the noted fusion band “Skywalk” and has anchored and produced six recordingf with them. He is also a highly regarded Producer.

Born in Ifar, New Guinnea in 1954, he moved to Canada with his family in 1960, settling on the West Coast where he grew up and went to school. At an early age he showed an aptitude for music, in particular Jazz bass, and it wasn’t long before he was out establishing himself as a leading jazz bassist performing with the likes of:

Alice Stuart, Chet Baker, David Bowie, Poison, Jennifer Lover Hewitt, Aerosmith, Dr. Hook, Skywalk, Rita MacNeil, Jennifer Scott, Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Norm Foote, Rick Scott, Carolyn Arends, Ferron, Phoebe Snow, Beverly D’Angelo, John Hand, Paul Horn, Glass Tiger, Buddy Greco, Shari Ulrich, Martha Reeves, Sheena Easton, Ed Johnson, Joe Pass, Gene Bertoncini, Barey Kessel, Eddie Harris, Rene Rovnes, Sack Sheldon, Jessica Willians, Rachel Z, Tommy Banks, P.J. Perry, Larry Correll, Bud Shank,  John Faddis, Don Thompson.

Trumpeter THOMAS MARRIOTT is a seven-time Golden Ear award winner is a skilled instrumentalist, composer and producer, always seeking to expand the boundaries of jazz music in all its forms.

After winning the prestigious Carmine Caruso Jazz Trumpet Competition in 1999, Marriott headed east from Seattle to New York where he gained initial acclaim through his work with Maynard Ferguson’s Big Bop Nouveau band. Marriott completed 3 world tours as the jazz soloist with Ferguson,  then continued to work in New York and on the road with the likes of Rosemary Clooney, Joe Locke, Brian Lynch, Michael Feinstein, Eric Reed, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, Kenny Kirkland, Charlie Hunter, Deltron 3030, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Steve Wilson, Ritchie “Alto Madness” Cole, Carl Allan, George Colligan, Roy McCurdy, Orrin Evans and scores of others.

Marriott’s diverse interests and skills are reflected in the range and success of his albums. Since 2004, Thomas has produced eleven albums as a leader for Origin Records. Three of his albums have made the top-ten on national jazz radio airplay charts, including the 2009 release “East-West Trumpet Summit,” which made it all the way to number one.  His albums have been featured on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and have gained critical acclaim world-wide, including the 2010 release “Constraints and Liberations” which garnered 4 ½ stars in Downbeat Magazine. Thomas’ ninth album, “Urban Folklore,” was released in 2014 and features Orrin Evans, Eric Revis and Donald Edwards. The album was the editor’s pick in Jazz Times’ January 2015 issue.

Known for his innovative spirit and broad musical scope, Thomas continues to perform on the stages of the world’s greatest jazz clubs and concert halls, as a leader and alongside the top names in jazz. The Seattle native is featured on more than 100 recordings with musicians of all genres and styles. Thomas has produced albums for a number of artists including saxophonist Hadley Caliman and trumpeter Ray Vega. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Board of Directors of Earshot Jazz. Since his return to Seattle in 2004 he has been the featured trumpet soloist with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and has been a catalyst on the Seattle jazz scene.

DAVE SIKULA is a guitarist, engineer and producer from the Vancouver, BC area. Starting at Demitone Productions in the fall of 2009, Dave has since been involved with countless sessions ranging from voice-over sessions and soundtracks for television and film to front-to-back production of several album projects ranging stylistically from jazz to pop to Persian classical music. 

For Cory Weeds’ Cellar Live Records, Dave has recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered several titles by artists such as Peter Bernstein, Miles Black, Oliver Gannon, Mike LeDonne, Steve Kaldestad, and Louis Hayes.  Recorded and mixed by Dave in 2013, “The Ian McDougall 12tet Live” was nominated for Traditional Jazz Album of the year at the 2014 Juno awards.  In 2015, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band’s – “Live at Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club” spent two weeks at number 1 on the Jazzweek chart (primary US jazz radio airplay).

Dave is active as guitarist with his own trio and quartet, Dan Gaucher’s “Monk’s Music”, Jesse Cahill’s “Nightcrawlers” and “Inhabitants”. In addition to providing services as recording engineer, Dave is also available as a producer, arranger, music copyist, and session guitarist.

Drummer BERNIE ARAI’s musical career as a performer, educator, composer and recording artist spans styles through jazz, improvised music, traditional Japanese, and electronic and computer music. On drum set, percussion and electronics, he works with some of Canada’s most accomplished musicians. Born, raised and based in Vancouver, Bernie has performed across the country with various ensembles, and has also toured across the United States, Japan and Europe.

A graduate of Capilano University Jazz Studies program, Bernie has amassed a great debt to the educators who helped shape his musicianship during the course of his studies, including Fred Stride (UBC); Brad Turner, Ken Moore, Dave Robbins and Dylan VanDerSchyff (Capilano); Ian Froman (NYC).

Bernie’s own ensembles include his most recent quartet featuring Skye Brooks (also on drum set), Tommy Babin on bass and Chad Makela on saxophone, a reunion of an electronic/acoustic trio with Chris Gestrin and Jon Bentley (on keyboards, woodwinds and electronics) called New Diversions. Electonic and acoustic ensemble Densabi features Bernie using digital sound synthesis and feedback with Chris Gestrin and shakuhachi master Alcvin Ryuzen Ramos to create improvised ambient music. Along with saxophonist Jon Bentley Bernie co-led a hard bop sextet called Ugetsu for over 15 years.Thanks to Vancouver’s supportive scene, Bernie also works with many of the country’s finest musicians as a member of ensembles such as: the Brad Turner Trio, Bill Coon’s bc double quartet, the Bill Runge quartet, the Hard Rubber Orchestra, the Jennifer Scott Trio, the Ihor Kukurudza Trio, Fred Stride Jazz Orchestra, Sharon Minemoto Quintet and Quartet, the Paul Keeling Trio and Quintet, Tommy Babin’s Sendero Luminoso, Altered Laws, Mimosa, and many others.  He remains in demand as an accompanist and band member for many legendary musicians from across Canada and around the world, appearing in concert at numerous music festivals worldwide, and on CBC radio jazz shows. He has had the opportunity to guest host CBC’s long running radio show Hot Air on two occasions, once to spotlight the powerful musicianship of Claude Ranger, and once to explore the influence of Canadian jazz on Canadian jazz musicians.

A dedicated and experienced educator, Bernie continues to teach based in Vancouver, including work as an instructor at the Vancouver Community College School of Music, and as a director of jazz bands at the University of British Columbia Summer Music Institute.  He has served as instructor in the Capilano College Jazz Studies program, the Phil Dwyer Academy of Music and Culinary Arts, the Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive, North Shore Summer Jazz Intensive and the Vancouver Creative Music Institute, and also teaches workshops and clinics in local schools for jazz bands and drum set. Bernie works with large jazz ensembles of different levels, leading workshops with community big bands and adjudicating at high school jazz festivals including Surrey Schools Jazz Festival, Kiwanis Jazz, Vancouver District Jazz Festival. He has presented on rhythm section pedagogy at the BCMEA conference, and in 2015 was the director of the BCMEA Honour Jazz Band.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019

7:30pm, Yukon Arts Centre
Whitehorse, Yukon

Cabaret Seating


Jennifer Scott – vocals and piano
Rene Worst – upright bass
David Sikula – guitar
Bernie Arai – drums
Tom Marriott – trumpet


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