"I don't think it was just
the music, your voices or the lyrics but the special beings behind those things that really
touched me. You music is of such good cheer, which I feel is so needed at this time in our world where
many are in turmoil. Thank you not just from me but people who may have never even heard
your music, Because with just the people you touched at Saturday's event and what you
did for them with your love (even if they don't know what you did for them) will go out to
others they meet. " Gorge Horton, Redding, CA
ABOUT ALLISON AND VICTOR
As of May 2023, Allison Scull and Victor Martin have released their album Nation of Jubilation, a blend of acoustic, jazz, soul sounds. Allison and Victor's unusual collaborative style--with singer-songwriter + saxophone--connects to people from all walks of life. Their title track Nation of Jubilation is very timely. It's about the the life of music Allison and Victor share with all the people they meet along the way. It's a song of finding the common ground and common good through art of music.
With singer-songwriter, Allison on guitar and vocals, Victor performs on saxophone and vocals. Together, they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own by blending roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French where she grew up in Belgium while Victor was born and raised in Middletown, 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, Lazy Lester, famed drummer Akira Tana, hall of famer Terry Robb and most recently Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Their constant performance schedule has contributed to their growing fan base on the West Coast, USA. While their music has struck a chord in the wine country of Northern California and Oregon as well as the festival circuit, Allison and Victor also perform in Arizona and in Mexico. In 2021 and 2022, they were honored to be invited to perform for the first and second Juneteenth Celebration at the Coos History Museum in Coos Bay Oregon. Mostly performing as a duo, they have also developed a show with a stellar array of musicians in their Midnight Band which include Stefan Schittko on keyboard, Bruce Calin as well as percussionist Michael P. Harris and drummer Patrick Wiseman.
While their original song “Esperanza” was nominated in Top 10 by the International Association of Independent Recording Artists, 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). Voted as the “Music Pick” for the Spring Edition of Southern Oregon Magazine 2015 and featured again in the Summer Edition 2016.
Allison and Victor have released several recordings: From the Back Burner, Allison Scull and Victor Martin Live, and Cool Like the Breeze. The full Nation of Jubilation album was released on May 8, 2023They 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.
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.