Artists 2022

Artists: A-Z
Allison Scull and Victor Martin + The Midnight Band

PERFORMANCE: Fri, Sept 30,  2022, 7 pm, Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center

5819 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA
Advanced Online Tickets $15  Click Here
or at the door
Watch and Listen to “Day by Day” on  Youtube

Allison and Victor will play with their Midnight Band for Jazz in the Canyon. While Allison performs on guitar and vocals, Victor Martin takes the stage on saxophone.  with Stefan Schittko on keys,  Michael P. Harris on percussion Bruce Calin holds a steady groove on bass. Allison and Victor just released their single Nation of Jubilation available on Apple Music and Spotify as well as their website. 

 With their music recently taking them to the  Oregon Coast, Mazatlan Mexico, and Quincy, California,, their sound carries a positive, inclusive message that blends roots music, original songs, bossa nova and jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Reminiscent of bossa nova singer Astrud Gilberto and saxophonist Stan Getz. these two have shared the stage with the Blind Boys of Alabama, blues legend John Hammond and Tuck and Patti, and most recently Akira Tana and Lazy Lester. 

This year , Allison and Victor have been playing in festivals such as the Redding Roots Music Festival Festival  and the Cranberry Festival in Bandon.  A full album is to follow very soon.

Allison alongside her sister Suzanne Scull organize Jazz in the Canyon.

 Charles Valona Trio

Charles ValonaPERFORMANCE: Sat, Oct 1, 2022 2pm-4pm at the Siskiyou Arts Museum, 5824 Dunsmuir Ave,
Dunsmuir, Ca

Originally from the Los Angeles area, music and art has been guitarist Charles Valona’s passion and life work for over 50 years. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1979 and then relocated again in 2000 to Shasta County.

Performing with Bruce Calin on acoustic bass and Dan Kinkle on drums,  the trio performs a variety of Jazz, Pop and Blues classics with a distinct blend of musical genres and styles. Originally from Hibbing, MN, Bruce has worked as a professional bassist for over 50 years. Bruce has performed with the Minnesota Symphony and some of the most popular musical acts ever, to name a few…Bob Hope Orchestra, legendary guitarist Tal Farlow, Peggy Lee and more. Bruce was also the bassist for Garrison Keeler’s “Lake Wobegon” radio show for four years. Mr. Calin located to Shasta County roughly 17 years ago from MN and has been a very integral part of the live music scene in Shasta County since. Bruce is a member of the North State Symphony and has performed with many groups here in Shasta County.

David Watson
It’s a Hit, with Dr. of Bebop David Watson, Pete Petersen and David Kim from Portland

PERFORMANCE: Sat, Oct 1, 7pm
Pops Performing Arts and Cultural Center,
5819 Sacramento, Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 
Advanced Online Tickets are $15
$20 at the Door
“It’s A Hit” featuring David (The Doctor Of Bebop) Watson, Pete Petersen and David Kim will be performing at Pops on Sunday, May 29 at 7pm. Here is some background on the three musicians. Listen and learn more and Listen here, too. 

Born in Fort Meyers, Florida on May 30, 1937, David grew up in Philadelphia. “I started singing when I was in third or fourth grade,” he remembers, “and I have mostly listened to jazz all of my life. Ella was my first love. Her singing turned my head around when I was around seven years old.” After hearing Ella Fitzgerald, he knew that that was the musical direction that he was born to follow. Read more about the musicians.




A real musical treasure moved to our area, Yreka, and they call him the Dr. of Bebop, David Watson. He is a great musician and the kind of artist they make documentaries about. No kidding. Gracing him will be Bruce Calin from Yreka on Bass, Pete Petersen on Tenor Saxophone and David Kim on piano, both from Portland.

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PERFORMANCE: Saturday, October 1, 6pm at The Wheelhouse
Watch and Listen to What a Wonderful World on  Youtube

Honeybee captures the sounds and feel of many musical genres with an Americana roots vibe – with emphasis on lyrical melody, dynamic harmony, and smooth rhythm using sweet vocals, violin and guitar.

Honeybee performs their original music along with Vintage Jazz tunes in vintage style and American roots music! Honeybee is based out of Redding, CA, an epic town located in Northern California!

Honeybee performs as a Duo with Mo Ford on guitar and vocals and Fiddle Bee on fiddle and vocals. Honeybee Trio/Quartet includes Scott Ciucci on percussion and Michael Harris on percussion, saxophone and melodica!

Honeybee can be found on all listening platforms, and we encourage you to include our sweet music on your playlist! Thank you! The song is the star!

Jimmy Limo

PERFORMANCE: Sunday, Oct 2, 3 to 6 pm, Dunsmuir Brewery

Watch and Listen to “Sunset Ridge” an original on YouTube
and some blues here Youtube:
Jimmy LImo

Billy Tave

Billy Tave will  playing some Jazz Conga and Bongo music as well as Mandolin and Harmonica as time allows.

Billy Tave

KevinThe Lone Arranger

PERFORMANCES: PIzza Factory, Friday 5:30 pm
Cafe Maddalena’s, Saturday, Oct 1, 5:30 pm

Hailing from the Santa Cruz area, Kevin McDowell  is known as the “The Lone Arranger.” He studied music with Ray Brown at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. With an eclectic classical jazz style, this guitarist has shared the stage with Elvin Bishop and Mose Allison

According to Kevin, “My main influences are Bach,Beethoven, Leon Redbone, Mose Allison and Robert Johnson.  To fit some bits of all these great artists into jazz and popular standards as arranged for the nylon string guitar is endlessly fulfilling.  My study of this materiel has spawned a bit of composing.  ‘Lemurian Dance’ is my latest piece.”


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Since she was inspired to sing in junior high choir, Kim Nile has a lifetime of experience with song. Vocal lessons with renowned Broadway performer Wendy James revolutionized her singing. During these lessons, Kim discovered a love for 30’s-50’s jazz standards and that her voice was well-suited for these songs. Kim started working with Dave Reynolds when he accompanied New Frontier Theatre Company’s musical cabaret series. They discovered a shared love for jazz standards & well done popular music. This quickly developed into a working musical relationship where they challenge themselves and each other to expand their musical growth.

In addition to her singing, Kim is also an accomplished actress and heavily involved in the Siskiyou County theatre world. She brings this stage presence and professionalism to her singing. You can learn more about Kim from her website,

Dave Reynolds discovered the piano at 12 years of age, and has been in love since. He played semi-professionally during his 22 year hitch in the military and now plays professionally at the local educational institutions. He plays solo piano in local venues, and occasionally performs with other established musicians. He composes, arranges, and records for himself & area artists.Dave met Kim while performing in a musical cabaret; their shared love of fine jazz and popular music lead to the creation of NightSong. He has made it a point to select material with Kim that really “speaks” to both of them. This ensures the music stays alive and fresh each time it’s performed.


Rick Garrett

Fri, Sep 30, 5:30 Cafe Maddalena’s
Sat Oct 1, 2022, 4 to 5:30 pm Taste of Carribean
Sat Oct 1 6 to 8 pm, Cobra Lily Bar & Bottle

Performing as solo act and with a larger group this year, Rick Garrett will include Latin jazz, ragtime, swing music and original jazzed up versions of Beatles songs in his sets. 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.


aturday, October 1, 5:30pm cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
TWO5LIVE, A  project by Nathan Sivananda (bass and drum loops) and Stefan Schittko (keyboards) blends a wide variety of musical styles from Straight Ahead Jazz and Latin to Funk, Pop and Downtempo electronica. The musical style changes with the musical guests that join the group. Featured at this show will be Leanna Baxter on vocals, a former member of the COS Jazz Ensemble for multiple years. Music will be by e.g. Stevie Wonder, Daniel Cesar, Sade, the Headhunters plus instrumental tunes by Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny…Stef

Scott Silber

PERFORMANCES: Sunday, Oct 2, 10am  to 11:30 Yarrow Eatery
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

Scott Silber