Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott

Bio: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012) and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer, instrument designer and music executive. Scott’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 Scott two prominent features on their cover and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006.”

In June 2015, Scott established a partnership between his newly formed Stretch Music label and the lauded Ropeadope Music family. The Fall of 2015 marks the debut release on Stretch Music/Ropeadope, titled Stretch Music, along with the newly designed Stretch Music App. Both are fresh and innovative approaches to their existing platforms with the intent to create impactful statements of the new genre.

Stretch Music features a cast of this generations most daring conceptualists. The group was formed to eradicate all arguments that inhibit creative and progressive expression: to musically show that all forms belong together, as all people do. The recording features four new instruments designed exclusively for the group. They include three horns designed by Christian and Adams Instruments (The Siren, Sirenette and Reverse Flugel Horn) and the Pan African Drum Kit, created by Christian and drummer, Joe Dyson. These are joined by traditional and electronic instrumentation.

Scott is the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary sax man, Donald Harrison, Jr. 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, he received a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree thirty months later.

Since 2002 Scott has released eight critically acclaimed studio record

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