Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012) and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and music executive. Christian’s Grammy nominated international recording debut, Rewind That was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, earning Christian two prominent features on their cover and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006.”
Christian is a scion of New Orleans’ first family of art and culture, nephew of legendary saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. and the grandson of the legendary Big Chief, Donald Harrison Sr., the only man to be Chief of four Black Indian tribes of New Orleans. He began his musical tutelage under the direction of his uncle at the age of thirteen. After graduating from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) in 2001, Christian received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned his music degree. While at Berklee, he was selected to be part of the Berklee Monterey Quartet in 2004, chosen from four of the school’s finest musicians, and played at the Monterey Jazz Festival. Though Scott had already appeared on his uncle’s 2002 album, Real Life Stories, he made his major-label solo debut at age 22 on Concord Jazz, with 2006’s Rewind That.
Since 2002 Christian has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. According to NPR, “Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz”. Christian is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell” and for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, widely referred to as his “whisper technique.” Christian is also widely recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music,” a jazz-rooted, musical form that attempts to “stretch” jazz’s rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions across many other musical forms, languages and cultures. At the end of March 2017, Scott released Ruler Rebel, a politically charged set that he announced was the first in a series he dubbed The Centennial Trilogy. The series was intended to honor the 100th birthday of recorded jazz, as well as contemplating the political and social ills that still tear at the fabric of America.
OriginBorn 1983 in New Orleans, LouisianaInstrumentsTrumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano tromboneGenresJazz, hip hop, alternative rockWebsitewww.christianscott.tv