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Portrait of John Kerningham Sidney Scott

John Kerningham Sidney Scott

About John Kerningham Sidney Scott

Montreal, Canada

John Kerningham Sidney Scott is a wonderful entertainer who has given a great deal of pleasure to audiences in Canada, United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Scott was born in Buffalo, N.Y. where, at the age of 15, he began is musical studies. He later enlisted in the Army and subsequently became a member of a band formed to entertain American troupes in Europe.

He later became the leader of that group of very fine musicians. Shortly after his discharge from the Army, Johnny decided to take up residence in Montreal, Canada, where he has lived and practiced his craft for approximately 35 years.

The ensuing years proved this very fine Artist to be a versatile and talented performer who is equally at ease performing Pop music, R&B, Blues and of course, jazz.

His exceptional vocal styling, rich baritone voice, and his unique style on the tenor saxophone, allows him to captivate his audiences and leave them begging for more. He is a man with a great sense of humor, which also adds to his appeal.

He is also a recording artist, who in 1986 produced his first album “From Now On”, on his own label “JazzCo”, featuring pianist Geoffrey Lapp and himself on vocals. This recording was followed by his 1990 production “Contrasts” featuring some of Montreal’s finest jazz musicians, including Geoff Lapp, George Mitchel on Bass and David Lang, on drums.

In addition to his live performances in Canada and the United States, Johnny has made several appearances in motion pictures, on television and in several television commercials for Labatt 50 and Loto 6/46.

Johnny Scott recently returned from his travels in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he performed in several major Five Star Hotels. He plans to remain in Canada for a short while and to continue to perform internationally in the foreseeable future. He will consider placements in major hotels, club dates and corporate events, anywhere in North America.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John (Johnny) Kerningham Sidney Scott is a jazz vocalist and tenor saxophonist. Scott was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and began his musical studies at the age of 15. After enlisting in the Army, he joined a band which entertained American troops in Europe. Subsequent to his discharge from the Army in the early '60s, Johnny moved to Montreal, Canada, where he has performed in a wide spectrum of settings for over 47 years.

Although the jazz idiom has always been his primary focus, Johnny Scott has explored a variety of other genres over the course of his career, including pop music, R&B, and blues.


* Easy Living (with the Geoff Lapp Trio) - Victor Studio / PJ Studio, 2003
* Contrasts (Geoff Lapp, pno; George Mitchell, bs; David Laing, dms) - JazzCo, 1990
* From Now On - JazzCo, 1986

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