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December 3, 2007

Jazz Bassist Rene Worst December Artist In Residence at the Cellar

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Rene Worst
Artist in Residence
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

This Month Offers Multiple Chances to take in Jazz Master at Vancouver Jazz Club

Each month of the year, Cellar Jazz in Vancouver features an Artist in Residence, chosen from the top-drawer jazz musicians that have made an indelible mark on the art form. The month of December features master bassist Rene Worst, who will perform on Wednesdays throughout the month in a variety of formats. Wednesday, December 5, sees the reunion of Inside Outside, with bassist Worst, Harris Van Berkel (guitar) and Randall Stoll (drums).

Rene Worst has been a professional bassist since 1971. Born in Ifar, New Guinnea in 1954, Rene Worst moved to Canada with his family in 1960, settling on the West Coast where he grew up and attended school, going on to study music at University of British Columbia and private study in Los Angeles, where he mastered acoustic four, five, and six-string electric, fretless, and piccolo basses.

Worst is the founding member of noted fusion band, Skywalk, with whom he recorded six albums. He’s also recorded and performed with Paul Horn, Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Larry Coryell, Charlie Byrd and Chet Baker, and appears on over 50 albums. His extensive studio work also includes multiple jingles and movie scores.

A respected clinician and private instructor, Rene teaches privately in Vancouver, B.C. and at various Music Camps throughout North America.

He was voted Bassist of the year by the BC CARAS Tribute to West Coast Music for 1986, 1987, 1989, and 1990, until the awards were discontinued.

for more information visit Rene Worst

Rene Worst – Artist in Residence
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

Wednesday, December 5
Inside Outside: Rene Worst (bass), Harris Van Berkel (guitar) and Randall Stoll (drums)

Wednesday, December 12
Creatures of Habit: Rene Worst (bass) Ron Samworth (guitar), Ross Taggart (piano), Bill Runge (saxophones), Don Powrie (drums)

Wednesday, December 19
Rene Worst (bass), Miles Black (piano) and special guest Tom Keenlyside (saxophones, flute)

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