Reviews of Jennifer Scott
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.
She applies a velvet tone and superb phrasing to material
including Joni Mitchell, the Beatles, Brazilian tunes and jazz standards.
Vancouver's Jennifer Scott is a supremely resourceful singer who should
be far better known. Co-led by San Jose reed expert Kristen Strom, Crossing
Borders features guitarist Scott Sorkin and bassist Rene Worst. The highly
sympathetic collaborators make this an ideal showcase for Scott's startlingly
inventive, emotionally taut vocals.
This voice immediately arrested my hearing and said, 'Wake
up, listen up, sit down, and listen to this lady 'til she's finished singing.'
A very pure, a very flexible voice--a voice made to sing jazz ... Jennifer
Scott definitely has great time and a very flexible voice.
Vancouver vocalist/pianist Jennifer Scott...(is) a force of
nature, an artist unafraid to take risks. Her big, warm contralto sounded in
top form on Charlie Chaplin’s "Smile" and an up-tempo version of "Just In
Time" that climaxed with several thrilling scat choruses. Most audaciously, she
transformed Lesley Gore's hit "It's My Party" into a tortured torch song. Scott
is the kind of singer who you want to tackle your favorite songs, just to hear
what she might do with them.
She's one of the best female vocalists I've had the pleasure
of hearing in a long time (with terrific jazz, blues and pop ballads, plus
tasty scat singing abilities)
Throughout Something to Live By Scott exhibits her
versatility, range and purity of tone.
Jennifer Scott is a great singer and a great musician. It's
always a lucky day for me when i get the chance to work with her. Whether she
is working with a rhythm section or a big band, Jennifer always brings skill,
intelligence, taste, and complete musicality to everything she does!
We're talking about gorgeous tone and absolutely killer
Widely recognized as one of North America's premier jazz
vocalists, Scott has impressed audiences everywhere
Jennifer Scott has what it takes; a pure and beautiful sound,
talent and 'jazz ears
The future of Canadian jazz vocalists