Jill Scott News
5-21-15: Earlier this month, singer Jill Scott announce a 25 city headlining tour this summer. The tour will kick off on July 13 at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh.
Jill Scott Performance Videos
Jill Scott Tour Dates
2015 Tour Dates
7/13/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
7/15/15 – Newark, NJ @ NJ Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall
7/16/15 – Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
7/18/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
7/19/15 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/22/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
7/25/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Music Festival)
7/26/15 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
7/29/15 – Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts/The Barns
7/30/15 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
8/1/15 – Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
8/2/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
8/4/15 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
8/5/15 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
8/8/15 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8/9/15 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
8/11/15 – Jackson, MS @ Thalia Mara Hall
8/12/15 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
8/14/15 – Grand Prairie, @ TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
8/15/15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater
8/19/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
8/22/15 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
8/23/15 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/25/15 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
8/28/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Jill Scott Discography
Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1 (2000)
Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004)
The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007)
The Light of the Sun (2011)
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History of Jill Scott
Jill Scott grew up as an only child in a North Philadelphia neighborhood being raised by her mother and grandmother. While growing up she was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness attending a Philadelphia high school for girls. Following her graduation from high school she enrolled for college at Temple University and working two jobs to support herself. While in Temple Universtiy, Jill Scott studied secondary education for three years to eventually become a teacher serving as teacher’s aide while in school. However, Jill abruptly quit college after realizing she had no desire to teach and began working a number of different jobs such as retail positions, construction, and an ice cream parlor. Scott began performing as a spoken word artist appearing at live poetry readings to present her work. She was noticed by Amir “Questlove” Thompson of The Roots and Thompson invited Scott to join the band in the studio. They collaborated on a song called “You Got Me” which won a Grammy Award for best rap performance by a duo or group. Jill was given co-writing credit for the song which led to many collaborations with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common. She signed to Hidden Beach Recordings label in 2000 and her debut album “Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol 1” that same year gaining some attention with her debut single “A Long Walk” which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Female Vocal Performance. Her debut album would go Platinum and her following two albums in 2004 and 2007 respectively achieved Gold Status. After a ten year relationship with Hidden Beach, Scott and the label would have a falling as Scott joined Blues Babe/Warner Bros. in 2011. A new album titled “Woman” is slated to be released in July of 2015 her first album to be released since 2011.