Jill Scott in Atlanta
By Sonia Murray | Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 06:00 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
First R&B singer Jill Scott did a dynamic private show at the Georgia Freight Depot Monday evening, and then the following night many of her 11 band members – including drummer Lil John Roberts – took part in the weekly Tuesday Jam at Sugar Hill in Underground Atlanta.
Those two performances combined made for an exceptional way to start a week in live music on the Atlanta scene. And while many at Sugar Hill were expecting Scott herself to grace the stage – as she did earlier this year when she was in town filming Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married? ” – the line-up of folks in the audience and on the microphone were still worthwhile. If not remarkable, including: Anthony David, Keisha Jackson, Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone, Scar, Trina Meade of Three5Human, Phillipia, Kelsy Davis and Kerisha Roi. Backing them up were an ever-changing line-up of musicians including Roberts, guitarist Billy Odum and Phil Davis on keyboards. And of course there was the electric weekly hostess, Joi and local legend DJ Kemit on the turntables.
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