type of event
$65, $85, $125
(Plus Tax & Fees)
Circus Maximus Theater
About Jill Scott
Grammy Award-winning Jill Scott performs in a Caesars Atlantic City concert on December 29, 2013.
A mature R&B vocalist who excels most with closer, sensual material and is versatile enough to pack plenty of punch with anthems of pride and self-empowerment, Jill Scott grew up in north Philadelphia and began her performing career reading her own poetry. Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson invited her to join the Roots in the studio, resulting in the co-composition "You Got Me," a 1999 Top 40 pop hit featuring Erykah Badu instead of Scott. Subsequently, she collaborated with Eric Benet, 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 label, she released her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 in July 2000. One of the most favorably reviewed R&B albums of the year, the set peaked within the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart and reached number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Experience: Jill Scott 826+, featuring a lengthy live set on one disc and studio material on a second disc, appeared the following summer. Scott's star power soared over the next year, eventually earning her a Grammy nomination in early 2003 for Best Female Vocal Performance for "A Long Walk."
Be sure to see musician and poet Jill Scott live at this end-of-the-year Atlantic City show.