Jill Scott grew up in north Philadelphia and began her performing career
reading her own poetry. She was heard by Amir, 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
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 Recordings 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.
Jill 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 followed in 2004. ~ William Ruhlmann, All Music
Contact Grabow for more information or to book
Jill Scott for your next corporate or private event.