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Thu. June 11th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Vancouver Island Intensive Vocal Workshop Karel Roessingh, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott, Kim Greenwood, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna
Fri. June 12th - Thu. June 11th 8:30 AM - 10 PM Vancouver Island Intensive Vocal Workshop Karel Roessingh, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott, Kim Greenwood, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna
Sat. June 13th - Thu. June 11th 8:30 AM - 10 PM Vancouver Island Intensive Vocal Workshop Karel Roessingh, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott, Kim Greenwood, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna
Sun. June 14th - Thu. June 11th 10 AM - 6:30 PM Vancouver Island Intensive Vocal Workshop Karel Roessingh, Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott, Kim Greenwood, Maureen Washington, Maria Manna

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Past Shows

Sat. September 23rd 2017
Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
Jane Moritfee, Rene Worst, David Sinclair , Bill Sample
Thu. April 13th 2017
Blue Martini Jazz Cafe Vancouver BC (All Ages)
Jazz Night Rene Worst, Jennifer Scott
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Rene Worst

Active / Available - Confirmed: Jan. 28, 2010 (Awaiting Update)
Age: 61 (estimated)

from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Bass, Knobs and Dials, Composition/Songwriting details

Contact Details

Rene Worst
rene@reneworst.com
604-329-7620

Rene Worst, an internationally known and well respected bass player, has established himself as one of the most influential and leading jazz voices in North America for several decades. He attended the UBC School of Music and Douglas College jazz program and was voted Bassist of the Year by the BC CARAS Tribute to West Coast Music for the 4 years that the awards were given.

Rene was co-leader of the now-legendary fusion band Skywalk with six CD’s to their credit. He has toured Canada with jazz legends Chet Baker, Gene Bertoncini and Joe Pass and on the international scene, has toured the former Soviet Union with Paul Horn.
He is also the bassist with Brazilian band Novo Tempo and multi-disciplinary ensemble Crossing Borders, both bands having toured extensively throughout the US & Canada; he is a virtuoso on both string and electric basses.

Rene Worst has recorded and performed with numerous jazz greats, including Jack Sheldon, Tommy Banks, Herb Ellis, Freddie Hubbard, Ernestine Anderson, John Faddis, Don Thompson to name a few and has recorded and produced 7 CDs for musical partner, Jennifer Scott, one of the top jazz artists in Canada, including the highly acclaimed “ Emotional Girl“. He has also been featured as a session player on recordings by Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Bowie, Aerosmith and Poison, to name a few.
Rene has released a duo album with pianist Miles Black called “Two” – it has received much critical acclaim. Rene’s studio works include jingles, album projects, and movie scores.

As a noted producer, Rene has helmed recordings for Sandy Foster, Megan Fanning, Skywalk, & Crossing Borders.
This current year, Rene has released the Jennifer Scott CD “Storybook” as bassist and producer and was featured on new releases by Keith Bennett and Hans Staymer. As well he released a second duo CD, “El Escorial”, with pianist Miles Black

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Listing last updated/confirmed Jan. 28, 2010