The Contemporary Arts Center will present renowned New Orleans jazz musician Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah from February 21 to 23.
Scott will take the stage at the CAC accompanied by his ensemble for three consecutive performances Wednesday to Friday. He is a two-time Edison Award winner in 2010 and again in 2012, and a Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, and music executive. Scott is also the recipient of nominations for OffBeat Magazine’s own Best of the Beat awards.
Scott comes from a background of talented musicians; he is the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jr., and began his musical career under the instruction of his proficient uncle. After graduating from New Orleans Center for Creative Arts in 2001, Scott then received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree just thirty months later.
Since his education in music, Scott has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. Since 2006, he has worked with countless notable acts, such as McCoy Tyner, Prince, Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, Mos Def, Thom Yorke and Solange Knowles. He has collaborated extensively with his twin brother, award-winning filmmaker, writer, and director Kiel Adrian Scott.
Scott’s musical talent and skill has also earned him residency at the Gatehouse at Harlem Stage in New York City. The New York Times cited that “as a trumpeter, Mr. Scott is the rare musician who has defined a personal solution to one of jazz’s biggest challenges these days: how to make sure solos stay engaging.”
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is a soloist with the fervor and gusto of an entire ensemble, providing an engaging performance that is arguably best enjoyed in person. Advance tickets for the shows at CAC are priced at $30 for general admission, and $20 for CAC members.