Saturday, January 15, 2005

You're that kind that turns my head and makes me look...

...whoa whoa whoa uh uh uh uh. According to

You purchased 2 tickets to:
Jill Scott
Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
Wednesday March 16, 2005 8:00 pm

I set my alarm to make sure I didn't forget to buy these tickets the very moment they went on sale today at noon. And even then I only got seats in the balcony, row G, on the far right side. Our girl Jill has come a long way since Scott and I saw her in August 2001 at the Molson Amphitheatre (just days after Aaliyah died). Her live album that came out that November was actually recorded off of that very tour, though I believe they used the Washington, DC show for the actual album.
I don't often get excited about going to live shows, but Jill Scott in concert is somethin' else. I truly believe that she is the best soul/R&B/jazz/whatever-you-want-to-call-it singer of our time. She sings (not lip-syncs) all of her songs, but new arrangements of them that make you hear it in a different way altogether. No album-regurgitation here. Nope. And her band, (called "Fat Back Taffy") her band is just phenomenal. I am not a fan of Massey Hall, but it is probably a better venue than the ACC, and I should just be happy she isn't playing Kool Haus again like she did in August.


  1. Anonymous9:46 a.m.

    Aw, Massey Hall's not all bad. It has great old accoustics and everything tends to sound very good in there, as long as it's not too loud or too in need of enhancement.

    Heck I sang at Massey Hall. It's a Toronto land mark for that alone. Heh.

    Jennifer -

  2. I guess you are right. Scott and I saw the Kids in the Hall there a few years ago, and it sucked. But maybe it was more that we were really not impressed with the old material and lack of anything new...but I do remember the seats were uncomfortable. I suppose we won't be doing much sitting at Jill Scott anyway, we'll be shaking our money makers....