Jill Scott is an American singer, songwriter, model, poet and actress. Her 2000 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. 1, went platinum, and the follow-ups Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (2004) and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3 (2007) both achieved gold status.
Scott is a soprano who has infused jazz, opera, R&B, spoken word, and hip hop in a style often called neo-soul. A reviewer at Pop Matters, referring to Scott’s vocal ability (1st soprano), stated, “Scott draws on her upper register, recalling the artistry of the late ‘songbird’ Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams.” The same reviewer, in another article, stated, “The song evokes the artistry of Minnie Riperton as Scott sings in the upper register that makes its only appearances on ‘Who is Jill Scott?’ on the teasing ‘I Think It’s Better’ and ‘Show Me’.” Other reviewers have celebrated her for “putting bass in her soprano voice,” “elegant vocals,” “warm womanliness” and “populat[ing] her music with images of regular people”.
Scott made her film debut in 2007 in Hounddog and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?. In 2008, she starred in the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, based on the novels of the same name by Alexander McCall Smith. After a four-year hiatus from music, Scott released her fourth album, The Light of the Sun, in 2011. In 2014, she starred in the film Get on Up as the second wife of James Brown. In 2015, she released her fifth album, Woman. Starting in 2018, Scott appeared in The CW DC Comics superhero series Black Lightning as Lady Eve.
How to book Jill Scott?
Email, call or fill out our contact form below. We will get in touch with you to go over some preliminary questions about your event. Following our initial consult we will reach out to Jill Scott’s agent for availability and an accurate quote. To book we will send you an offer authorization form for the artist to accept. Once accepted we’ll get the final contract and deposit together to confirm your show!
How much does Jill Scott cost?
Jill Scott’s performance fees vary greatly depending on a variety of factors including: date, type of event, distance from previous/next event (routing), length of performance and more! Any website that lists an artist’s fee can be off by tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars. While we are happy to give ballpark guidance, all quotes we send you are the true numbers established by Jill Scott’s agent.
What happens after I book with you?
Following your confirmed booking we will schedule planning meetings for all of the details and logistics. Our parent company, Contemporary Productions, can handle everything from the artist’s sound, lights and instrument rental to managing your entire event. We can also staff your event with a Contemporary Booking coordinator to ensure all parties are happy and that the show goes off without a hitch!
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