Leading the charge is none other than Jill Scott, a pivotal figure within the neo-soul movement that swept the globe twenty years ago. Alongside Erykah Badu, Common, D’Angelo and The Roots, Jill Scott popularised the soulful, swung tones that continue to seep into the conscience of contemporary groove music, with her Words And Sounds album trilogy often being cited as cornerstones of the genre’s development.
In a statement released today, the Sydney Opera House’s Head of Contemporary Music Ben Marshall celebrated Jill Scott’s influence, saying “In the era of Lizzo, SZA, Rihanna and Solange, Jill Scott’s significance and influence as an artist continues to grow and inspire audiences across generations. Having hosted Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Mary J Blige, Jill Scott is the last of the original neo soul titans to grace the Sydney Opera House and celebrating the 20th anniversary of her milestone debut exclusively at Vivid LIVE during Vivid Sydney makes her appearance here all the more special.”
Jill Scott will be playing four shows at the Sydney Opera House between Friday May 22 – Tuesday May 26. General public tickets for the concerts go on sale from 9am on Monday February 24, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Grab your tickets for Jill Scott at Vivid LIVE here.