Di­a­mond shines on Drumheller Le­gion

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

Ja­son Scott is one per­former who shines bright like a di­a­mond.

The en­ter­tainer is com­ing back to Drumheller with his show called “Di­a­mond For­ever, a Cel­e­bra­tion of Neil Di­a­mond.” It pays trib­ute to one of the big­gest stars in mu­sic.

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

Scott is an ac­com­plished artist in his own right and was long be­fore he be­gan his trib­ute per­for­mances. But his por­trayal of Neil Di­a­mond has won him ac­co­lades and awards. He was the first Cana­dian Per­former to win the Be a Leg­end “Celebrity Trib­ute Artist” com­pe­ti­tion in 2015 in Las Ve­gas. He was awarded the Sun­burst Con­ven­tion of Celebrity Trib­ute Artists “Best Plat­inum Show­case Award” in 2010.

“Di­a­mond For­ever a Cel­e­bra­tion of Neil Di­a­mond” is de­scribed as an ex­cit­ing, must-see show, en­hanced by back­ground sto­ries, hu­mour, au­then­tic cos­tum­ing, stu­dio recorded au­dio tracks and in­cred­i­bly re­al­is­tic “spot on” vo­cals.

For go­ing on 15 years, Ja­son has been sup­port­ing and work­ing “ex­clu­sively” with the Royal Cana­dian Le­gions of Canada, pro­duc­ing sold out “Di­a­mond For­ever” per­for­mances to ex­hil­a­rated mem­bers and pub­lic au­di­ences in Bri­tish Columbia, Al­berta, Saskatchewan, and Man­i­toba. Plans are in the works to ex­pand the tour sched­ule into On­tario and fur­ther east to the Mar­i­time Prov­inces.

He says it has been a great op­por­tu­nity to work with Le­gions.

“A lot of peo­ple don’t re­al­ize that Royal Cana­dian Le­gions are non profit or­ga­ni­za­tions, they have to find a way to sup­port them­selves. What they are giv­ing back is sup­port to vet­er­ans and also sup­port to their com­mu­ni­ties and their projects and en­deav­ours,” he said. “When I come in, I shine a light on the Le­gions with this crazy Neil Di­a­mond party and at the end of the show I talk about it…by sup­port­ing the RCL they are sup­port­ing them­selves.”

“Di­a­mond For­ever a Cel­e­bra­tion of Neil Di­a­mond” is com­ing to the Drumheller Royal Cana­dian Le­gion, on Novem­ber 3.

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Ja­son Scott will be per­form­ing his spot in trib­ute to Neil Di­a­mond in Di­a­mond For­ever at the Drumheller Le­gion on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3.

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