Jill Scott’s Jazz Fest gig moved

2013-03-25 18:08

The date of American R&B superstar Jill Scott’s performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has been pushed back.

Computicket, which handles ticket sales for the sold-out concert, sent out a message this afternoon, saying she would no longer perform on April 5.

Scott is set to perform on April 6.

Her performance is highly anticipated, especially since two previous South African performances had been cancelled.

In 2008, a show organised by Morris Roda Productions fell through. Last year, Scott cancelled her much anticipated appearance at the 13th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival at the last minute. A letter from her management, dated March 7 2012, explained: “It’s with great regret that we must cancel Jill Scott’s performance at the 13th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Ms. Scott has been offered and accepted a movie role which begins filming at the end of this month. The rigorous taping will preclude her from travelling during this time and through the end of April.”

Contacted about the rescheduling, festival organisers said they would only make an official statement tomorrow.

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