Great Scott! Jazz fest will rock

2012-03-03 07:53

After years of false starts, broken promises and waiting with bated breath, Jill Scott fans can finally shout out a triumphant “Whoop!” because the wordsmith is finally going to grace a South African stage.

The sassy musician and poet was recently confirmed by the organisers of the Cape Town Jazz Festival as one of a number of top-notch international artists who will be joining local talent on stage for the 13th instalment of the music extravaganza.

In the 12 years since her stand-out debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, the American soul sister has only released two follow-up albums, Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds, Vol. 2 and The Real Thing: Words & Sounds, Vol. 3.
 
But it’s the self-affirming poetry in songs such as Getting In My Way, You Love Me, One Is The Magic Number and A Long Walk from her platinum debut album that will get the crowd roaring for more.

This three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times bestselling poet and critically acclaimed actress joins an already impressive bill at the Cape Town
Jazz Festival.

Favourites James Ingram, Dave Koz and guest Patti Austin will also be serenading with their special blend of jazz, R&B and soul.

The crème de la crème of South African artists in multiple disciplines will also get the crowd worked up.

A teaser of the big event will be showcased at the yearly community concert, which brings thousands together in the centre of Cape Town on Green Market Square.

This year the concert will take place on March 28, the Wednesday before the festival.

»? This year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31. In its 13th year, the festival continues to titillate South African audiences with the finest in local and international performers at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

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