Diamond forever

Jason Scott's tribute show more than a nod to Neil Diamond

ason Scott brings his Neil Diamond Tribute Show to Quesnel Legion

From Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, through the turbulence of the 1960’s and on into the 21st century, the songs of Neil Diamond continue to attract new fans to go along with the legions of old and many of those fans will be at the Quesnel Diamond Forever, a Celebration of Neil Diamond April 12, at the Legion Hall with cocktails at 5 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. This performance is a dinner and show with tickets at $30 each, available at the Legion.

A show such as Jason Scott’s Diamond Forever a Celebration of Neil Diamond is an extremely entertaining recognition to the music and talent of this legendary singer-songwriter.

“Neil Diamond has recorded his music so many times and changed it so much, that interpreting that music can in itself be an art,” Scott, creator and performance artist for the one-man live stage extravaganza, said.

“When you look at Neil Diamond’s history and career of six decades, you realize the music and the possibilities of that music are unlimited.”

The process of interpreting Neil Diamond’s harmonious combination of notes, is not dissimilar to a symphony conductor interpreting the music of Beethoven from a score.

Certainly Neil Diamond is not just a simple songwriter, but a composer and performer as well. His music has that universality and timelessness that transcends his own personality and the personalities of anyone performing his music. The proof of this is the audience itself, crossing all generations, with new fans added every year and the songs themselves, which are so well known as to be archetypal.

Scott’s musical resume is impeccable. He began attending the Toronto Conservatory of Music at the age of 5, achieving first degree honours by age 15. In his 20s, Scott toured extensively with nightclub and concert bands and in his 30s was a Canadian record label, signed recording artist, writer and performer.

2005 in Las Vegas, Jason was the first ever Canadian international performer to win the Be a Legend celebrity tribute artist competition as Neil Diamond, at the Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino. A well-received audition followed with On Stage Entertainment owners of the world famous Legends In Concert.

September 2010, Scott was awarded the Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Tribute Artists Best Platinum Showcase Award. In February 2011 he not only won the second place second Annual Vegas Tribute Artist trophy, but was honoured to be specially invited to perform as the opening act for the headlining Country Superstars show at the fabulous Las Vegas Golden Nugget Showroom.

February 2012, Scott returned to Las Vegas and performed his award winning show on the First Street Stage, breaking attendance records at The Fremont Street Experience.

As well, he was specially invited to perform at The Reel Awards Show gala held at the Golden Nugget Casino Hotel. During the evening’s event, Scott was surprised, humbled, proud and honoured to win the Reel Award in the Pop and Rock category.

Scott has made hit appearances at The Rosen Plaza Hotel as well as The Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort at Disneyworld in Orlando Florida and aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Monarch of The Seas.

He has appeared in Las Vegas at the Greek Isles Hotel and Casino, the Southpoint Hotel Casino and Spa, the Imperial Palace and before her demolition, the world famous Stardust Resort and Casino. More recently, for the last two consecutive years, Scott has performed his “Diamond Forever” show on the Las Vegas “First Street Stage” at the Fremont Street Experience.

Scott’s performance hands-down personifies and delivers the look, the sound, the moves and the music of icon Neil Diamond.

His Diamond Forever a Celebration of Neil Diamond is an exciting, must-see evening’s entertainment event! Enhanced by background stories, humour, authentic costuming, studio recorded audio tracks and incredibly realistic spot on vocals, this audience interactive show creates a sight and sound experience that transports delighted Neil Diamond fans, old and young, down memory lane!

“This music bridge’s generations,” Scott said.

“The show is structured but also spontaneous, loose and huge fun as the performance is very audience interactive, sometimes I find myself in the crowd and then other times I’ve found some of the audience on stage with me.”

Neil Diamond himself has said, “If I had one message it would be to stay open and receptive to the music and the possibilities without giving it too much thought. Really feel it and it will be a worthwhile experience.”

Such a show to experience is Jason Scott’s Diamond Forever a Celebration of Neil Diamond.

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