2019 Artists

Updated 8/8/2019 (This is not a complete list)

Allison Scull and Victor Martin + The Midnight Band

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Creating a sonic stew of jazz, blues, and folk with European and Latin spices. Guitar, vocals, and saxophone, these two have made a splash in the vineyards, festivals, listening rooms and National Parks of Northern California and Southern Oregon. Voted as the “Music Pick” for the Spring Southern Oregon Magazine 2015, these two also performed at the prestigious Oregon Coast Music Festival, the NorCal Jazz Festival and the Napa Artisans Festival.  They have most recently shared the stage Delbert Bump and drummer Akira Tana, as well as blues legend Lazy Lester.  While their original song “Esperanza” was nominated in Top 10 by the International Association of Independent Recording Artists, their music can also be heard across the country on the Touch  StefTunes? Digital music scene. Stefan Schittko will be joining them on keyboard. Originally from Germany, Stefan has had a lifelong love affair with jazz and has been inspired by artists such as Herbie Hancock and Weather Report.

For Jazz in the Canyon, this group will feature some bossa novas in French, English and Portuguese, some classic jazz and some original material.

Listen Here: www.allisonandvictor.com

Em & Shane Duo

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 2.14.05 PMVocalist Emma Reynolds grew up in Mount Shasta, moved to the Central Coast for three years, and finished her BA with an emphasis in jazz performance at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2016. She has made connections with musicians and educators throughout California and offers a dynamic point of view both in the classroom and on stage. She recently released her first album of original compositions – Em & Em: Take Our Time and can also be heard on
The San Andreas Sisters: Live in Studio City album. She’s been teaching music to all ages in the Orange County area for five years and enjoys performing in a
variety of styles including jazz, pop, RnB, and folk.

Screen Shot 2019-07-22 at 2.14.18 PMBorn and raised in Southern California, guitarist Shane Savala has quickly made a name for himself in the LA music scene. After graduating from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music in 2012, he moved to Los Angeles where he began collaborating and performing with various artists and songwriters. Known for his
stylistic versatility, relentless creativity, and ability to make others sound their best, Shane is in high demand for studio sessions and live performances. Shane can be heard on his latest album, “Christmas in the City”, featuring original songs and arrangements, as well as on “Splanky” with The Jason Fabus Trio.

Just Us

Just Us was founded in 2017 by Tim Cain, original tenor sax player and arranger for the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin. In the ’60’s, as a member of the Sons, Tim played the great dance halls in the city (Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom, Winterland, Straight Theater) and toured nationwide for Bill Graham, sharing the stage with most of the iconic rock bands of the era including Santana, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Steve Miller, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Sly and the Family Stone, Chambers Brothers, Band from Big Pink, Miles Davis, B.B. King, The Byrds, Righteous Brothers, Chuck Berry, Jan and Dean, The Coasters, Charles Lloyd, even Bill Evans. Presently he plays with Bill Champlin and the original Sons as well as his own Bossa Nova group Just Us, who present a relaxed set of familiar Bossa Nova tunes, a few originals and some light funk thrown in for fun.On acoustic piano is Michael McQuilkin. He grew up in Rochester, NY studying classical piano with Eastman School of Music graduate Sylvia Cooley. At the age of 6 he played piano for guests at his parent’s dinner parties and discovered his calling as a musical entertainer. He’s played with sax man John Handy and drummer Harold Jones (Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan). Michael’s current show “Michael McQuilkin’s Family Music Hour” covers a range of music from Frank Sinatra to Dr. Dre and reflects Michael’s love of all styles and his talents as a pianist, producer, accompanist, band leader, and entertainer. The documentary “Music Man” tells the story of how Michael created this show, which celebrates families who play music together like Michael did in his own family years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cYICX98CJ0

String Bassist David Russ began his professional career with The Fabulous Titans, a ska, reggae, dub group out of Berkeley, California. After moving to Hawaii he subsequently joined The Shakers, an American Reggae Band. They toured with UB40, Maxi Priest, Soul Syndicate and Aswad and released their first album on Epiphany Records in 1976. Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals liked the band so much he dubbed them “Yankee Reggae” . After a stint in Australia, David returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where he joined Pulse Mondiale, a Latin Jazz trio which included the renowned French guitarist René Gely and Peruvian percussionist Raul Ramirez. In recent years David has had the pleasure of backing such luminaries as Harold Jones (Sarah Vaughan, Tony Bennett) and Elvin Bishop (Butterfield Blues Band).

Drummer Linda ” Howie “ Cort spent her formative drumming years playing RnB Soul. In the late 80’s, she joined the crossover country band Transistor Rodeo, who performed at many of the classic Bay Area venues – Slim’s, Great American Music Hall, Paradise Lounge, the IBeam. and the ever classic Sweetwater. In her musical travels, she has opened for: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Etta James, Doug Sahm, Dave Mason, Mink Deville and Chris Issak. Years have passed and now she finds herself delving into musical opportunities as they present themselves, such as Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon! She also leads her own group, Howie’s Persuasion, where she shares her beloved RnB favorites.

Singer Tealy Gapinski is the Granddaughter of Ron Thelin, a San Francisco native son. During the ‘60s her Grand-pop was the owner of the Psychedelic Shop, the first store of its kind in Haight-Ashbury (or anywhere else, really). According to Peter Coyote, Thelin founded the shop to disseminate information on the growing interest in psychedelic drugs and expanded consciousness. Tealy is the epitome of Marin County beauty and sings sweet as a bird. When she’s not performing with Just Us she works on an organic farm, livin’ life just like it should be.

Percussionist Mika Scott became a percussionist as a child, inspired by the rich San Francisco Bay Area musical community. He has performed live with Steve Miller, Zero, and several members of the Grateful Dead.

Rick Garrett

rick-garrettPERFORMANCE: Sun, Sept 29, 11:30 am – 1 pm, Dunsmuir Lodge
Performing as a solo act, Rick Garrett will include Latin jazz, ragtime, swing music and original jazzed up versions of Beatles songs. As improvisation and on the spot creativity is an integral part of the jazz idiom, anything can happen here. Garrett has been playing guitar for almost 40 years and studied guitar at the Guitar Institute of Technology out of Hollywood, California.

Scott Silber
Scott Silber

Scott Silber came to California in 1979 to sing jazz in Kirby Shaw’s jazz choir. He’s played guitar since he was 12, hacking his way through to the ripe old age of 59. He is a singer songwriter who just plays mostly for fun, occasionally getting off a good one.

Wild Roots

Annie Kramer + Jerry Wild Roots“Wild Roots” is a local Siskiyou County duo playing fun and interactive music for children and families. Wild Roots originated in 2000 in Etna, California and through the years has performed for schools, camps, and community programs. Although two of the original members (Rick Perkins and Karen Arruda) are no longer with the band, the music continues with Annie Kramer on guitar and vocals, and Jerry Hamlin on percussion. A Wild Roots concert includes plenty of opportunities for kids and adults to join in the fun of singing, playing, and moving to the music.

This concert is sponsored by First 5 Siskiyou and hosted by the Dunsmuir Community Resource Center. Courtesy of First 5, books about music will be available at no cost for children 0-5. There will also be an opportunity to sign up children 0-5 for the Dolly Imagination Library, gifting a child with a book once per month for an entire year.