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Hi Rene. I did work shop with you a few years back at VIMW in Parksville. I see you are playing at the Acme in Nanaimo on Friday and wanted you to know that young bassist Tiana Dick and her Jazz trio are also playing on Friday at 7pm at the Buzz Coffee House. Hope you connect !
nancy j popham (
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada - Wednesday 17th of June 2015 06:12:24 PM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene. I did work shop with you a few years back at VIMW in Parksville. I see you are playing at the Acme in Nanaimo on Friday and wanted you to know that young bassist Tiana Dick and her Jazz trio are also playing on Friday at 7pm at the Buzz Coffee House. Hope you connect !
nancy j popham (
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada - Wednesday 17th of June 2015 06:11:39 PM (PST/PDT)
Hey, this is Matt from the Bohemian in Grants Pass. I hope you guys had a great trip back to BC and that you enjoyed that wine! ;-)
Matt Spurlock (
Grants Pass, OR, USA - Wednesday 30th of April 2014 08:53:43 PM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene, doing some work for Musicians Rights Org. Canada and I need to know which tracks on Poison Flesh & Blood you played on. Got the heads up from Tom Keenlyside on that. Praised you much!
Martin Popoff (
Toronto, ON, Canada - Monday 27th of January 2014 09:45:09 AM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene.. I am simultaneously humbled and thrilled to break some sambajazz bread with you at the Cellar this weekend. I\'ve been in love with this music for too many years now and having you and Hendrik on the same bill is super exciting!
Jeremy Price (
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Saturday 05th of October 2013 05:45:26 PM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene, I don't know if you will remember me, I was a student of yours in the early 80's. I had this kid's album I was working on & was hoping you'd produce it. But the whole thing went sideways & I never got it off the ground! My wife Debby was born in Hollandia, New Guinea so that may jog your memory. Anyway I wanted to wish you the best, I still play bass today thanks to your wonderful lessons. It was a privilege & an honour to have been taught by you. A time in my life when I attended just about every Skywalk gig! Man I miss that band! Best regards, Tony
Tony Whitaker-Wilson (
Kamloops, BC, Canada - Wednesday 25th of September 2013 06:15:42 PM (PST/PDT)
Long time no "hear". Just got a copy of your duo CD. Wonderful! Hope you and Jennifer are well and big hugs to Emily. Hope to see and hear you both soon. John& Jo-Anne
J0& John Toulson (
Sechelt, BC, - Wednesday 03rd of April 2013 08:13:29 PM (PST/PDT)
Hello Rene, long time no see. I ran into your brother playing in Big City Soul. I played with you back in 70\'s on a studio project anyway it was nice to see your bro play- very good too. If you remember me check out my website Take care old friend!
Peter Paulus (
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Friday 08th of February 2013 11:28:48 PM (PST/PDT)
Hey Rene... tommy t here ... I know you and the Skywalk gang from years of hanging and loving your music at the Landmark. I was a bus driver in Van for 21 years and just retired this year. I saw you last at the Jazz fest with Jennifer Scott. I know you would remember me if you saw me. Refresh your memory at So I wanted to tell you that I just met this amazing guitarist David Blair on Galiano Island at the Hummingbird Pub and he wrote the \"WE are Canucks\" song... He has a gig on Aug 10th Friday at the Electric Owl on Main and needs a bass player. So I thought of you as the best bassist I ever heard so check him out if you have that date open. He is at >> << Keep sharing your gifts and be well my friend.... tommy t
tommy transit ( )
Vancouver , B.C. , Canada - Sunday 01st of July 2012 02:37:16 AM (PST/PDT)
Hi again Rene: I just noticed that you were born in Ifar. My wife and I spent 4 years living in Jayapura, working on a CIDA-funded education strengthening project for SFU, and have visited the village. I guess that you do not recollect much, having left NG at 6 y old, but it does seem a small world. Were your parents missionaries or part of a Dutch colonial legacy? JM
John Moore (
, , - Friday 23rd of March 2012 10:50:04 AM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene: Many thanks for sending me your CDs with Jennifer Scott. I am really enjoying the music and will play it on my jazz show on the local radio station CFSI 107.9 FM (Fridays 2-4 pm, also streaming on the Web) starting today! I am also grateful to be introduced to the other musicians, especially Kristen Strom, who is a tenor player after my own heart! Do hope the gig here will come off and, as Hannah has no doubt told you, the Jazz and Blues Soc. is happy to assist. Best wishes, John
John Moore (
Salt Spring Island, BC, - Friday 23rd of March 2012 10:40:14 AM (PST/PDT)
Saturday at Cory's Cellar was one of the most enjoyable nights of music I've ever had. Thanks Rene GD
Glenn David (Torch) (gdavid
Coquitlam, BC, Canada - Tuesday 31st of May 2011 09:19:09 AM (PST/PDT)
hello rene, i was recently listening to one of my all time favorite cd\'s the other day { silent witness} and decided to look around on the internet and see if i could find any information about your band. and to my dismay i found your no longer togther .... i bet you get this question allot but i would like to ask anyway. will this group ever perform live together again ??? if so how could i find out ??? the version that you did of naima is second to none as far as i am concerned. i never grow tired of listening to it. the bass and the drums are spot on perfection! i am no musician but i do know good music and that is some bad ass stuff !! if you should read this i would love to get a response from you ?? thanks for your contribution to music !! i will look to see what else i can find of yours. regards, lew
mark lewis (
charlton, ma, usa - Tuesday 31st of May 2011 08:30:58 AM (PST/PDT)
SOUTH BRAZIL, PR, BRAZIL - Friday 20th of May 2011 12:51:01 PM (PST/PDT)
Rene, it was great to meet you tonight. But more important than that, I am so grateful to have been given a peak musical experience tonight. I perform with my son Kyle (he was sitting across the table from me) and I was so excited for him to hear why people like jazz... and what it sounds like when music swings. Your bass playing was (I'm sitting here shaking my head, trying to figure out how to verbalize it... ummmm....) OK... let me say it like this: I couldn't wait for you next bass solo and that is not my typical response to a bass solo!!!! You are such a melodic player... and the tastefullness and lushness of your playing... I don't think that I've ever heard anything so wonderful before.
Thanks, Rene!!!

Marty Shepard (
Nanaimo, BC, Canada - Monday 18th of April 2011 10:16:03 PM (PST/PDT)
Hi Rene...We are third cousins (or something like that)! Rudi Wouda, my brother and I are coming to see you in Blaine at Loomis Hall on the 15th...Looking forward to it! Antje
Antje (
Blaine, WA, USA - Saturday 08th of January 2011 03:51:51 PM (PST/PDT)
Remember us? We tried to get up to see you & Jennifer in Pender, but you were sold out. So sorry to have missed you both. We\'re living at the beach now, so please come and stay with us next time you\'re over. Again, deeply regret missing hearing you both. Wishing you continued success. John& Jo-Anne
John& Jo-Anne Toulson (
Sechelt, B.C. , Canada - Saturday 18th of September 2010 10:57:59 PM (PST/PDT)
NEW PORT RICHEY,, FL., USA - Wednesday 11th of August 2010 11:22:30 AM (PST/PDT)
Pete and I are bringing a friend to see you and celebrate her birthday on the 29th. Can\'t wait. Hugs, Sandra
Sandra Fugate (
Olympia, WA, United States - Thursday 22nd of April 2010 12:26:02 PM (PST/PDT)
Your playing tonight at the Cellar for the release of your new albums with Jennifer and Miles was stellar. My dad was a huge jazz afficionado and I absolutely felt he was there with his head swaying, toes and fingers tapping along to each and every piece of the two sets you did tonight. Bravo!
Randi Winter (
Vancouver , BC, Canada - Sunday 11th of April 2010 12:34:06 AM (PST/PDT)
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Hans Tiger Smits (
Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands - Sunday 28th of June 2009 05:15:54 AM (PST/PDT)

Hey Rene, Christian McBride coming to Jazz Alley in Seattle, Monday June 15th. Worth the trip. Jeff
Jeff Marus (
Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada - Wednesday 13th of May 2009 07:10:46 AM (PST/PDT)

Hey, it's been along time. 1973-75 at Douglas College and we're still playing. I don't get much of a chance to play with you these days, i see Ron Thompson now and agin on the stand. You're a great player and hopefully we can get together sometime. By the way, the picture on the site with Chet Baker is also with my Brother, Norm Quinn. I bet he would love a copy of that and so would I. email Thanks and take care. Say hi to Jennifer for me.
Dave Quinn (
New westminster, BC, - Friday 27th of February 2009 10:56:11 PM (PST/PDT)

Don't you owe me a hundred bucks?
Dean Singh (
Kelowna, BC, Canada - Thursday 05th of June 2008 07:09:05 PM (PST/PDT)

Hey Dude; It's been awhile, but I finally had to sign're the guy who has given me a solid foundation, and for that I'll always be grateful. Peace.- Tyrone.
Tyrone Price
East Van, B.C., Canada - Friday 21st of December 2007 02:17:02 PM (PST/PDT)

Hey buddy.......the rarely scene the look on your face definitely in the Renee zone!....or perhaps shades of Odessa.....pleeze jeem show us your instrooment! All the best!!
Mr. P (
Berlin, , Germany - Friday 26th of October 2007 05:31:24 AM (PST/PDT)

Great bass player.
Eli Reder-Davis (
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Saturday 18th of August 2007 08:03:11 PM (PST/PDT)

hey Rene! I love your playing! do you do private lessons at all in Vancouver?
franco (
vancouver, bc, canada - Sunday 17th of June 2007 11:52:05 AM (PST/PDT)

Think your mandolin player is hot.........Would like to listen to your music and invite you to play at our Grand Forks Music Fest..........
dee (
Grand Forks, BC, Canada - Sunday 06th of May 2007 11:52:24 PM (PST/PDT)

I just found your website - we went to elementary school and high school together and I remember hearing you and "your group" play in your house in Marpole. Congratulations on your success, you always knew what you wanted. Good on you!
Brenda (
Richmond, BC, Canada - Friday 23rd of March 2007 03:57:26 PM (PST/PDT)

Hi Rene. Great site. Looking forward to playing with you this coming Sunday at Jazz Vespers. 8-)
Cecile Larochelle (
Burnaby, BC, Canada - Monday 19th of March 2007 03:32:09 PM (PST/PDT)

Active Bass member...
marl laidley (
Chicago, IL, USA!!! - Friday 12th of January 2007 12:01:53 PM (PST/PDT)

Rene, your playing at the 2005 Pender Harbor Jazz Fest with Skywalk was the Best I've ever heard you play. Nice location looking over a Marina. I'll see you there this summer. I played Bass in Shadoplay with Skywalk at Sparky's/Calgary Jazz Fest.
Alex Hutchison (
Calgary, AB, Canada - Friday 20th of January 2006 01:07:38 AM (PST)

when can i go on the tone deaf weasels tour? cant wait for the greatests hits release.
rob murray (
nelson, bc, canada - Thursday 08th of September 2005 09:37:26 AM (PST)

How wonderful to hear your fabulous bass stylings again at the Sorrento Swing Workshop! Just dropping by to confirm your upcoming itinerary as a few of us are really looking forward to seeing you soon in Banff! Take care, and see you soon! -lbs
\'Tess Bassie (
Calgary, AB, CANADA - Tuesday 23rd of August 2005 12:43:17 AM (PST/PDT)

Great to meet you at Camp Gualala this year! I am learning the electric bass, and have built myself a gut bucket. I LOVE playing bass!

Susan Barich (
Santa Cruz, CA, U.S.A. - Friday 29th of July 2005 10:29:32 AM (PST/PDT)

Rene, been a fan of Skywalk and, in particular, your bass playing for years. (i play bass, too) Sounds like your still playing with the best of them - keep on rockin' man! Great to find you on the net.
John (
San Francisco, CA, usa - Sunday 24th of July 2005 12:42:51 PM (PST/PDT)

Hey, thanks for playing bass with me...(I'm just trying to keep up!)
Tonehenge (
Surrey, BC, Canada - Friday 27th of May 2005 04:10:00 PM (PST/PDT)

Hey, can you lend me a beer?
Tom Arntzen (
Vancouver, BC, Canada - Thursday 26th of May 2005 11:13:21 AM (PST/PDT)

Cool website! Hey, where's my CD?
Eileen Apfel <>
san diego, ca USA - Monday, March 21, 2005 at 22:25:42 (PST)
Hi Rene! You are the best bass player I have ever heard.
Brian <>
Burnaby, BC - Friday, March 04, 2005 at 17:49:40 (PST)
Hey Rene(and Jennifer)your name(s) in the instructor line-up is a major consideration when we're deciding which guitar camp to go to.
steve campbell <>
portland, oregon usa - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 06:48:22 (PST)
Wow... I knew you were famous, but three recordings with Jennifer Scott - you must REALLY be amazing!!! Can't wait to hear you when you play next. The site is lookin' really great so far. I'll stop back soon
Carolyn <>
N. Vancouver, BC Canada - Monday, December 20, 2004 at 00:50:27 (PST)
Welcome to the cyberworld - you're the best bass player, not the "worst"!
Jennifer Scott <>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 12:02:41 (PST)