Tag Archives: Christian Scott

Jazz in the Park Season 5 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the fifth installment of the Jazz in the Park concert series in Armstrong Park has been announced. If the announcement itself is any indication of the upcoming shows, which will take place every Thursday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting April 17 and ending June 5, we are all in [...]

Two-Way-Pocky-Way: Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr.

Two things have surrounded saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr. throughout his life—jazz and the Mardi Gras Indian tradition. The son of the Guardians of the Flames’ Big Chief Donald Harrison, Sr., who was also a knowledgeable jazz fan, he grew up with jazz music and Black Indian rhythms in the air. Harrison reigns supreme in both [...]

Coming Home: New Orleans Trumpeter Christian Scott’s Roots Run Deep

Christian Scott, now also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah, left New Orleans as a teenager eager to experience the world and broaden his education and career. Having fulfilled much of that aim after 12 years, in October 2013 the jazz trumpeter returned home as an accomplished, Grammy-nominated, in-demand musician who is equally eager to share [...]

New Orleans Concert Picks of the Week: December 26, 2013 – January 01, 2014

Hungry for live music… Look no further! Here’s OffBeat’s look at New Orleans’ top concerts for the week of December 26, 2013 – January 01, 2014 featuring: Kristina Morales, the New Orleans Suspects, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Christian Scott, Joe Cabral, The Revivalists, and Meschiya Lake and Tom McDermott.   Full ScheduleLouisiana Music on TourAdd [...]

Christmas in Tremé Concert for Holy Faith Temple on December 20

Nothing says New Orleans like Christmas in Tremé. The spirit of an intimate holiday concert at one of the city’s humble, historical churches with a handful of New Orleans jazz greats is simply incomparable. This Friday, December 20, contemporary jazz drummer Joe Dyson and friends have organized a special show of this very nature at [...]

Next Collective, Cover Art (Concord)

The idea for this album should prompt a few red flags: A bunch of young-gun jazzmen (and guest trumpeter Christian Scott) cover material by Pearl Jam, Dido, Drake, Bon Iver and Jay-Z/Kanye West, among others. Pop covers by jazz artists are hardly a new concept, but this disc avoids the crossover pitfalls, with the arrangements [...]

Old Tradition, New Guardians: Young Big Chief Returns

New Way Pocky Way, recorded throughout 1998 by the Young Guardians of the Flame, is being reissued for national distribution by locally based Louisiana Red Hot Records just in time for Mardi Gras. “It’s a classic, groundbreaking Mardi Gras Indian album,” explains Red Hot president Harris Rea, “that was somehow, somewhat overlooked back when it [...]

Trombone Shorty to Swing with Prince on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Heads up NOLA music fans… Tonight, supafunkrock phenom Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will join the oh-so-fabulous Prince and the New Power Generation on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The show will air at midnight (EST) / 11:00 p.m. (CST) on ABC. That’s WGNO channel 26 for those in the metro-New Orleans area. You can also stream Jimmy [...]

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

From the charismatic magnetism of Louis Armstrong’s golden melodies to the dazzling aptitude of Wynton Marsalis’ matchless forays, no other sound has captured the heart and soul of a genre, a city and an art form as the resilient tones of the New Orleans trumpet. Today, New Orleans-born-and-bred jazz trumpeter Christian Scott stands as its [...]

Christian Scott, Christian aTunde Adjuah (Concord Jazz Records)

The trumpet makes warriors out of its young princes, infusing their gifts with aspirations to conquer the sitting king after burning his land. Christian Scott hasn’t shied from a fight since he burst onto the scene. He covered Radiohead, rejected standards, broke with Wynton, and opened his own front in the battle for jazz’s future. [...]