Little Jimmy Scott is not so little anymore. No, the petite singer didn’t have a growth spurt recently, but on July 17 Scott will turn 77. The singer will celebrate his birthday with an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a Billie Holiday tribute. In addition, Scott is the subject of two major projects that are currently in the works: Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew, a documentary directed by Matthew Buzzell, and a biography, Faith in Time: The Life of Jimmy Scott, by David Ritz.
Buzzell, who is a graduate of the American Film Institute, recently won the Audience award at the Atlanta Film and Video Festival for If You Only Knew. The film was also an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the Florida Film Festival. Scott will be in attendance for the Los Angeles premiere of If You Only Knew, which will take place on July 16 at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian theater. Immediately following the film will be a birthday party for Scott.