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Impressions of Lightfoot” recognizes the importance of Gordon Lightfoot’s deep and everlasting contribution to Canada’s musical culture and heritage. The band features three of Canada's most highly regarded and sought after musicians; Jennifer Scott, Rene Worst, and Miles Black under the leadership of James McRae, the arranger and drummer behind this idea of re-envisioning Lightfoots iconic songbook with these fresh interpretations of his music.

Vancouver vocalist Jennifer Scott, specializes in Jazz, Blues and World Music and is considered one of today’s most important Jazz artists, working in both Canada and the USA. She has played with Gene Bertoncini, Clark Terry, and Kenny Wheeler. “Scott has set herself apart from the jazz-vocalist pack with mesmerizing renditions of the most unlikely tunes" Andy Gilbert (Jazz Times):

West-coast bassist Rene Worst is a Canadian treasure. He's a virtuoso and supportive bass player whose ability on both acoustic and electric is a rarity on today’s music scene. Rene has played with Chet Baker, David Bowie, Herb Ellis and etc.

Vancouver pianist Miles Black is a highly respected career musician who brings an enormous wealth of musical experience and expertise to most every facet of the music industry. He's played with Oliver Gannon, Houston Person, Lee Konitz, and Slide Hampton. "Miles is one of the finest collaborators you could ever hope to have." Mike Allen.

Nanaimo based band leader, drummer, arranger and songwriter James McRae is a well known Vancouver Island musician having performed in a diversity of musical contexts. "James McRae is an outstanding jazz drummer." Peter Sinclair, Georgia Straight Jazz Society."Have a listen to James’ splendid new jazz CD" Joelle Rabu, Canadian Singer - Songwriter.

Home Base: British Columbia


'Impressions of Lightfoot'
James McRae
421 Wharton St.
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 1W3

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