Essence Black Women in Music Event
ESSENCE will kick off the star-studded GRAMMY weekend on February 5, 2015 with its annual Black Women In Music Event at Avalon Hollywood, heralding the accomplishments of both emerging and established artists and influencers in the industry. Now in its sixth year, Black Women in Music will honor GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott for her incredible achievement, singular artistry and powerful storytelling.
“Jill Scott is the quintessential ESSENCE woman. Like many of the female artists who inspired her – she has touched the collective soul of women across generations,” said ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa K. DeLuca.
For the first time, ESSENCE will invite a passionate community of music fans to join a host of industry influencers for the invitation-only event, which will include an exclusive performance from Scott as well as several featured performances representing the classic eras in music – 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond.
Michelle Ebanks, President of ESSENCE added, “ESSENCE was groundbreaking in its founding 45 years ago, as is Jill Scott in her impact on music and the arts. She is a fearless innovator, and it is our honor to continue to build community by bringing together music industry influencers and fans during GRAMMY Week for an epic celebration.”