Allison Scull and Victor Martin
Acoustic-Jazz-Soul. Vocals, Guitar, and saxophone
Voted as the "Music Pick" for the Spring Edition of Southern Oregon Magazine 2015 and featured again in the Summer Edition 2016, Allison Scull and Victor Martin's unusual collaborative style, singer-songwriter plus saxophone, connects to grown-ups and little people alike. Together they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French alongside her sisters, where she grew up in Belgium. Victor was born and raised on the East Coast in Delaware.
As a duo, Allison and Victor have shared the stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tuck and Patti, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Craig Chaquico, Shana Morrison, Archie Lee Hooker, Acoustic Alchemy, blues legend John Hammond, and most recently Lazy Lester and famed drummer Akira Tana. Their constant performance schedule has contributed to their growing fan base on the West Coast. Their music has also struck a chord in the wine country of Northern California and Oregon as well as the festival circuit. Mostly performing as a duo, they have also developed a show with a stellar array of musicians in their Midnight Band.
While their original song "Esperanza" was nominated in Top 10 by the International Association of Independent Recording Artists, their music can also be heard across the country on the Touch Tunes? Digital music scene. Allison and Victor have performed at the longest running festival, the Oregon Coast, the Oregon Coast Music Festival. Other festivals include Nor Cal? Jazz Festival (Weaverville, CA, Chico, CA & Dunsmuir, CA), Art and the Vineyard (Eugene, OR), the Napa Artisan's Festival, the Shasta Yama Festival (Mt. Shasta, CA), a Taste of Redding (Redding, CA), and the famous Cranberry Festival (Bandon,OR). They also perform at State Fairs and other venues including Lassen Volcanic National Park, the famed Derby and Genghis Cohen in Hollywood, and even an olive oil Company. Allison and Victor also perform for Performing Art Centers, Theaters and house concerts and private parties.
Allison and Victor have released several C Ds?, From the Back Burner, Allison Scull and Victor Martin Live, and their most recent Cool Like the Breeze CD. They are laying the ground work for their next CD currently.
This duo, along with Allison's twin sister, Suzanne, organize Jazz in the Canyon, a four day, multi-venue event spanning over the last weekend of September in the historic train town of Dunsmuir, CA. Given the Siskiyou Arts Council Achievement Award for their dedication to the arts in their own community, they are also garnering fans nationally and internationally.
Photo Above: Earthalive.com
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