These are not the best of times with regard to awesomely talented, absolutely unique artists, which is why the ongoing presence of Jill Scott is so important.
Scott, who is from Philadelphia, has been a solid success in every venture. That is, as singer, songwriter, poet and actress.
Scott’s debut album, “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1,” released in 2000, created an immediate buzz.
In his masterful book, “The Essential Neo Soul,” musicologist Chris Campbell said, “Some albums are odes to poetic love. Some albums are bombastic displays of technical mastery. And still other albums are plaintive appeals to the heart, masterpieces that fuse mood and ambiance. ‘Who Is Jill Scott?’ occupied each of those categories, a sublime 18-track music odyssey that fired on all cylinders in terms of creativity and production. It was a classic soul album that took the industry by storm.”
Each album since that time, among them “The Real Thing” and “The Light of the Sun,” has won critical acclaim and found favor with the listening public, particularly women.
Jill Scott amazed audiences with her riveting performances in “Why Did I Get Married?” and several other films.
“I’m being all of me, and it feels stupendous,” said Scott.