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Disappointed: Jill Scott Unable To Make Cape Town Jazz Festival

Jill Scott
It's all flashed down as fans were more excited about Miss Jill Scott coming to South Africa for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, they learnt like us in the media release below that Scott will no longer be honouring the festival, she's been offered and accepted a movie role. This is a huge disappointment after they have tried for more than 3 years to get her to come to the festival.

We were all super excited when the Grammy Award winner started to tweet in isiZulu (One of SA'S Nguni Languages) towards the end of February and now this? Now the biggest question(s), what were the terms of canceling in the contract? Artists locally or internationally should/must honour their gigs because now another gig is cancelled for another gig which is a very unfair deed.

This also now takes us back to the years that the organisers tried to get her to come, whatever her reasons were then, this brings a bad light that she can be booked for any gig while already booked for such an international gig that is respected and quite a number of artists are striving to get to perform in this gig which she has clearly no honour of.

Meropa Communications Issued:  

Jill Scott has announced that she will not be able to perform at this year’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival due to a role offer for a movie that begins filming at the end of March.

In a letter dated 7 March 2012, Jill Scott’s management stated: “It was with great regret that we must cancel Jill Scott’s performance on 31 March 2012 at the 13th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Ms. Scott has been offered and accepted a movie role which begins filming at the end of this month. The rigorous taping will preclude her from travelling during this time and through the end of April.”

Since receiving notice, espAfrika has been in discussion with Ms. Scott’s management team about the possibility of working around her shooting schedule. espAfrika was informed last night that this would not be possible.

“We are extremely disappointed that Jill Scott has cancelled her performance and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are in the process of trying to secure another artist, however it is important to note the Cape Town International Jazz Festival features more than 40 world-class acts and is a festival, not a one person performance. The success thereof will not be affected by Ms. Scott’s cancellation,” says Rashid Lombard, CEO of espAfrika.


Press Issued on Saturday, 10 March 2012

 For more information please contact:

John Boyd @ Meropa Communications| +27 11 506 7300|+27 84 310 9817

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