Want a taste of The Real Thing? Jill Scott announces autumn 2011 UK dates - tickets: Wednesday 19th October
Jill Scott may have been a bit of a late starter when it came to the world of show-business but she's more than made up for it.
Prior to turning her attention to a full time career in the arts, Scott trained as a teacher (almost, she dropped out), worked in construction, in an ice cream parlour and a whole range of jobs. Her time as a muggle appears to have served Jill Scott well as her career as a poet, musician and actor has benefitted from a patience and dedication she perhaps could not have shown as a younger woman.
In the end she found her road and it was paved with gold. She has since one three Grammy awards, including Best Urban/Alternative R&B Performance for 'Cross My Mind' in 2005, and has starred in a handful of big screen productions. Her face will be familiar to fans of the hit BBC drama 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency', in which she took the lead role of Precious Ramotswe.
Continuing to mix the worlds of acting, poetry and R&B/neo soul, Jill Scott has, a little more than a decade into her career and still only 39 years old, achieved more than many will ever do. Her brand of neo soul, blending jazz and African influences, has delivered a clutch of successful albums including this summer's release, 'The Light of the Sun' her fourth studio LP. The record was her first in four years and went straight to the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 135,000 copies in its first week.
Some performers are so precociously multi-talented that it dogs them continuously, labelled 'too clever by half' and all-too-readily overlooked. By contrast, Jill Scott has excelled on a number of fronts, having paid her dues and learned life's lessons, and found a welcoming world, warm to her myriad talents. She is very welcome to the rewards.
Jill Scott's (very) short UK tour dates begin at the Brixton Academy on Wednesday 30th November 2011, followed by a show at the Manchester Apollo on Friday 2nd December. Only two venues on a whirlwind visit, but two of the very best.
We will have tickets for both gigs when they go on sale at 9AM on Wednesday 19th October 2011, costing £32.50 for Manchester, £35 for London.
They will sell quickly.
You may be interested in
- Thu 31st May 2018 and Tue 5th Jun 2018 We Got the Jazz: Jazz Cafe - Exploring The Low End TheoryBuy Tickets
- Fri 1st Jun 2018 Field Day, Erykah Badu, Children of Zeus, The Comet is Comin...Brockwell Park (Brixton)Buy Tickets
- Sat 2nd Jun 2018 Let's Rock Bristol, The Human League, Marc Almond, Bucks Fiz...The Downs (Clifton)Buy Tickets
- Wed 6th Jun 2018 to Sat 16th Jun 2018 Beyoncé, Jay-Z: OTR IIBuy Tickets
- Fri 8th Jun 2018 and Sat 9th Jun 2018 OmarBuy Tickets
- Fri 8th Jun 2018 Hampton Court Palace Festival, Paloma FaithHampton Court Palace (Kingston upon Thames)Buy Tickets
- Sat 9th Jun 2018 GorillazMalahide Castle (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sun 10th Jun 2018 to Sat 18th Aug 2018 Paloma FaithBuy Tickets
- Sun 10th Jun 2018 to Wed 13th Jun 2018 Zach SaidBuy Tickets
- Wed 13th Jun 2018 Ann Sexton229 the venue - Great Portland Street (Marylebone)Buy Tickets
- Sat 16th Jun 2018 Billy Ocean, Five Star, Roland Gift, The Blow Monkeys, Howar...Ricoh Arena / Ericsson Arena (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Jun 2018 Andrew Lloyd Webber - A Musical Celebration: Live at Chelsea, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Mica Paris, Ben Forste...The Royal Hospital (Chelsea)Buy Tickets
- Sun 17th Jun 2018 to Wed 20th Jun 2018 D'AngeloBuy Tickets
- Tue 19th Jun 2018 to Sun 1st Jul 2018 Lenny Kravitz: Raise VibrationBuy Tickets
- Wed 20th Jun 2018 George ClintonKelvingrove Park (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Thu 21st Jun 2018 D'Angelo, Pino Palladino, Omar: D'TOUREventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Thu 21st Jun 2018 and Sat 23rd Jun 2018 Yazmin LaceyBuy Tickets
- Sat 23rd Jun 2018 Let's Rock Scotland, Billy Ocean, Marc Almond, Tony Hadley, ...Dalkeith Country Park (Edinburgh)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 Rock In Rio, Bruno MarsParque Da Bela Vista (Lisbon)Buy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 to Fri 12th Oct 2018 Billy OceanBuy Tickets
- Sun 24th Jun 2018 to Sat 15th Sep 2018 Beth RowleyBuy Tickets
- Tue 26th Jun 2018 and Wed 27th Jun 2018 Raheem DeVaughnBuy Tickets
- Wed 27th Jun 2018 A Life in Song: Quincy Jones, Caro Emerald, Jess Glynne, Lalah Hathaway, Mic... - Live in ConcertThe O2 Arena (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 Love Supreme FestivalGlynde Place (Lewes)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 TRNSMT, Stereophonics, The Script, James Bay, Kodaline, Jess...Glasgow Green (Glasgow)Buy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 and Sun 1st Jul 2018 Chris DaveBuy Tickets
- Fri 29th Jun 2018 Jazz Cafe, Roberto PlaJazz Cafe (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 Love Supreme Festival, Elvis Costello, Pharoah Sanders, Leve...Glynde Place (Lewes)Buy Tickets
- Sat 30th Jun 2018 and Sun 1st Jul 2018 Anthony DavidBuy Tickets
- Sun 1st Jul 2018 Love Supreme Festival, Earth Wind and Fire, George Clinton, ...Glynde Place (Lewes)Buy Tickets
- Sun 1st Jul 2018 Lalah Hathaway, DJ LubiThe Wardrobe (Leeds)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Jul 2018 to Thu 5th Jul 2018 Earth Wind and FireBuy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Jul 2018 Greenwich Music Time, Emeli SandéOld Royal Naval College (Greenwich)Buy Tickets
- Tue 3rd Jul 2018 Lalah Hathaway, Joel CulpepperKOKO (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Wed 4th Jul 2018 Lalah HathawayWhelan's (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Jul 2018 Mouth of the Tyne Festival, Paloma FaithTynemouth Priory and Castle (Tyne and Wear)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Jul 2018 Emeli SandéOpen Air Theatre (Scarborough)Buy Tickets
- Thu 5th Jul 2018 The Summer Series, MetronomySomerset House (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Jul 2018 Innervisions Festival, Angie StoneRoundhouse (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Fri 6th Jul 2018 and Sat 7th Jul 2018 George Clinton, Funkadelic, ParliamentBuy Tickets
- Fri 6th Jul 2018 The Summer Series, Flight FacilitiesSomerset House (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Jul 2018 Michael BubléCroke Park Stadium (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Jul 2018 Angie StoneO2 Ritz (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Jul 2018 The Summer Series, Don Letts, Wiley, Congo Natty, Jazzie B, ...: Bass ForwardSomerset House (Westminster)Buy Tickets
- Sat 7th Jul 2018 Incognito, Cymande, Omar, Carleen Anderson, Innervisions Fes...Roundhouse (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park, Eric Clapton, ...Hyde Park (Knightsbridge)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 Innervisions Festival, George Clinton, Funkadelic, Parliamen...Roundhouse (Camden)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 Live in the Wyldes, Paloma Faith: The Architect Summer TourThe Wyldes (Bude)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 Beverley KnightTynemouth Priory and Castle (Tyne and Wear)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 Innervisions Festival, Black Star, The Pharcyde, Hypnotic Br...Eventim Apollo (Hammersmith)Buy Tickets
- Sun 8th Jul 2018 The Summer Series, David Rodigan, The Outlook OrchestraSomerset House (Westminster)Buy Tickets