Jill Scott performed Friday night at sold out Chastain Park Amphitheatre on her Summer Block Party tour. Ms. Scott was born on April 4, 1972 in Philadelphia. She is an American neo-soul and R&B singer-songwriter, poet, and actress. In 2007, Scott made her cinematic debut in the films Hounddog (as Big Mama Thornton) and in Tyler Perry’s feature film, Why Did I Get Married? That year, her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, was released on September 25, 2007. She has won three Grammy Awards. She also appeared in the lead role of the BBC/HBO series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses. The Blues Babe Foundation offers financial assistance to students between the ages of sixteen to twenty-one, and targets students residing in Philadelphia, Camden, and the greater Delaware Valley. Scott donated $100,000 to help start the foundation. The foundation was named after Scott’s grandmother, known as “Blue Babe”. (some info from Wiki)
AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 18-photo gallery. What did you think of the concert? Who was your favorite act? What are Jill Scott’s best qualities as a performer?