SHANNON SCOTT is a vocalist/pianist from Red Deer, Alberta. She graduated in 2006 from Capilano University’s Bachelor of Jazz Studies program, and has since been an active musician in Vancouver's scene. With a diverse musical background, Shannon has recorded, performed and toured with projects that range from her original jazz-meets-folk project, to a vintage vocal harmony group (Company B Jazz Band), to collaborative work with interdisciplinary composer Barbara Adler and vocal arrangements with Canadian spoken word icon CR Avery. In her time at Capilano University, Shannon also had the honour of performing with such internationally renowned artists as Ed Thigpen, Jimmy Heath, and Jean-Michel Pilc.
Shannon's project of original alt-jazz compositions was nominated for both the 2007 and 2009 Galaxie Rising Star award, and in 2009 she released her first full-length album. With both this project as well as with her jazz group Poetrio (also performing original compositions, as well as arrangements of instrumental jazz standards with original lyrics) Shannon performed nearly every year in the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, from 2007 to present. In her collaborative work with CR Avery, Shannon has had the privilege of performing at both the Vancouver Folk Music Festival (2013, 2016) and the Calgary Folk Music Festival (2013).
COMPANY B JAZZ BAND is one of Vancouver’s foremost jazz ensembles, featuring a harmonizing female vocal trio in vintage style. In their 10+ years as a band, this talented group of musicians has delighted audiences from all walks of life, and their creative arrangements, sharp image, and charming wit never fail to get toes tapping and faces smiling. The band’s most recent achievement was a spin around the globe: they were featured performers in the 2018 Jiangsu International Jazz and World Music Festival (China), after which they continued Westward for their second European tour.
The band was first featured at the Sacramento Jazz Festival in 2009, and has since performed numerous times as part of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, in New Orleans’ Boswell Sisters Review (2015), and in other Canadian festivals such as the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival (2009), Tiny Lights (2014 - 2017), and Arts on the Fly (2013, 2018). This band has released 5 albums, and have collaborated on numerous other artists’ musical endeavours.
For Company B Jazz Band: www.companybjazz.com