Check out Jill’s performance a few weeks ago from Ellen. She kills it.
Jill Scott in Atlanta
By Sonia Murray | Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 06:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
First R&B singer Jill Scott did a dynamic private show at the Georgia Freight Depot Monday evening, and then the following night many of her 11 band members – including drummer Lil John Roberts – took part in the weekly Tuesday Jam at Sugar Hill in Underground Atlanta.
Those two performances combined made for an exceptional way to start a week in live music on the Atlanta scene. And while many at Sugar Hill were expecting Scott herself to grace the stage – as she did earlier this year when she was in town filming Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married? ” – the line-up of folks in the audience and on the microphone were still worthwhile. If not remarkable, including: Anthony David, Keisha Jackson, Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone, Scar, Trina Meade of Three5Human, Phillipia, Kelsy Davis and Kerisha Roi. Backing them up were an ever-changing line-up of musicians including Roberts, guitarist Billy Odum and Phil Davis on keyboards. And of course there was the electric weekly hostess, Joi and local legend DJ Kemit on the turntables.
Photos and story by www.accessatlanta.com
Jill’s buzz tour landed in Miami a few days ago and we a happy to share a few pics from the show from a fan. Enjoy the photos. Most of you have been wondering when Jill will be doing her full blown tour…. Look out for a huge US Tour at the beginning of 2008. These private shows are closed the public but she will be back after she tours Europe. Enjoy…
Jill sipping on ‘soda’… having fun at her own show…. go Jill!
HIDDEN BEACH ARTIST PETER BLACK’s contribution to the community. As committee member and Panelist. Music Panelist: Hidden Beach’s Recording Artist Peter Black, his manager Robin Yip and Director of Wee Jazz – Washington Rucker’s dialogue was provocative, stimulating and informative.
Peter Black and his manager Robin Yip discussed preserving and saving African-American music intended for academics, students, directors based in the various cultural arts disciplines. Peter Black and Robin Yip also explored and discussed the growing trends in the development, production and distribution of black culture locally and globally to the extent to which arts, culture and entertainment are pre-cursors to the global community economic vitality.
Jill took the stage shortly before 9:30P to a crowd of 600+ lucky fans, and started her set with “The Real Thing” – it was so hot it literally set the fire alarms off! She followed with “Ephiphany” and “The Way”. The show was truly amazing, especially since she performed in front of a full band and horn section – which surprised a lot of people in attendance considering it was a free event. The big songs of the night were definitely “Crown Royal” – which was funny she sang since it was a Bailey’s sponsored show – but in her words “we have to live in the now…and it’s a metaphor song”! Other crowd favorites were “How It Make You Feel” – of course “Hate On Me” and “A Long Walk”. Following a quick break, Jill returned to the stage for an encore performance which included “Golden” and “He Loves Me”.
Following her 1 ½ hour performance, VIP’s were invited to a special room to enjoy more Bailey’s concoctions and a meet-n-greet with Jill. It was a fantastic show…all I can say is I can’t wait until she comes back through Texas again!
Help Jil Scott’s new single reach the Top. Call your local radio station to request “My Love”.
Photo courtesy of Earl Gibson www.earlgibson.com
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