Christian Scott atunde adjuah

Saturday, September 29, 7:15-8:15PM

West Stage at the midway

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Since 2002, two-time Edison Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer CHRISTIAN SCOTT has released eleven critically acclaimed studio recordings, two live albums, and one greatest hits collection.

Scott is the progenitor of “Stretch Music,” a jazz-rooted, genre-blind musical form that attempts to “stretch” jazz’s rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages, and cultures as possible. He is also known for developing a harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell,” and for his “whisper technique”—an un-voiced tone which emphasizes breath over vibration at the mouthpiece.

Scott’s 2015 release, Stretch Music, won acclaim both as a critically appraised recording and as an interactive music-playing app, for which Scott was awarded the prestigious JazzFM Innovator of the year Award. In 2017, he released a set of three albums, collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, that debuted at number one on iTunes.

Since 2006, Scott has scored multiple documentaries and commercials, and also worked with a number of notable artists, including Prince, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, McCoy Tyner, Marcus Miller, Eddie Palmieri, rappers Mos Def (Yasin Bey), Talib Kweli, and Vic Mensa, as well as heralded poet and musician Saul Williams.

Listed among Ebony Magazine’s 30 Young Leaders Under 30, Scott is dedicated to a number of causes that positively impact communities, including Each One, Save One; NO/AIDS Task Force; Girls First; Guardians Institute; The Mardi Gras Indian Hall of Fame; Good Work Network; The NOCCA Institute; and others. He is a passionate and vocal proponent of human rights and an unflinching critic of injustices throughout the world.

The musicians are: CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH (trumpet, reverse flugel, sirenette); ELENA PINDERHUGHES (flute); LAWRENCE FIELDS (piano, keys); KRIS FUNN (bass); COREY FONVILLE (drums); WEEDIE BRAIMAH (percussion).