BandTogether: Jill Scott
Multi-talented Jill Scott in my opinion defines ” real “. Born April 4, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . She indicated in an interview with JET magazine she had a happy childhood and ” very much was a loved child “. She attended Phildelphia High School for Girls and after graduating , atteneded Temple University . She originally wanted to be an English teacher but became uninterested in teaching after spending time as a teacher’s aide , so she dropped out of college and worked odd jobs like retail postitions, constrution, and worked at a ice cream palor . She then ventured into the music industry and signed with Hidden BeachRecordings’ label. Her debut album, Who Is JIll Scott : Words and Sounds Vol 1. was released in 2000. In her next release Beautifully Human: Words and Sound Vol. 1., she dared to show us her softer side with smooth R&B dominating most of the album. Her new cd was released on September 25 , 2007 called The Real Thing : Words and Sounds Vol. 1. A muti-talented artist, songwriter, jazz singer , poet, and american r&b, She is a real women and independent . I feel that she is what makes artists work their hardest , and makes them want to to be versatile with their music because evolving is the key and she’s already shown just how good at that she really is.
Via All Music Guide:
Jill Scott grew up in north Philadelphia and began her performing career reading her own poetry. She was heard by Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, drummer in the Roots, who invited her to join the band in the studio, resulting in the co-composition “You Got Me,” a Top 40 pop hit in 1999. Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, Will Smith, and Common, and broadened her performing experience by touring Canada in a production of the Broadway musical Rent. Signed to Steve McKeever’s newly formed Hidden Beach label, she released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1, in July 2000. Experience: Jill Scott 826+ appeared the following summer and hot on the heels of the “A Long Walk” single. Scott’s starpower soared over the next year, eventually earning her a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance for “A Long Walk.” Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 followed in 2004 and 2007, respectively. A compilation containing several of her most notable guest appearances, titled Collaborations, was also released in 2007.
Most of Jill Scott’s work is available via Zune Marketplace for both purchase, and Zune Pass.