Christian Scott

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Christian Scott
Christian Scott in 2009.jpg
Christian Scott performing in 2009
Background information
Birth name Christian Scott
Born (1983-03-31) 31 March 1983 (age 31)
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
Genres Jazz, hip hop, alternative rock
Occupations Musician, composer, producer
Instruments Trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone
Years active 1996-present
Labels Universal, Concord
Associated acts Ninety Miles, NEXT Collective, Thom Yorke's Atoms of Peace Band, Marcus Miller's TUTU Revisited, Donald Harrison Quintet
Website Christian Scott

Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana[1]) is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and producer.

Biography[edit]

Christian Scott was born to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison.[2] By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors, Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.[2]

Once he graduated NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Between 2004 and 2006, while attending Berklee,[2][3] he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet,[4] and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.[4]

His debut album for Concord Records, Rewind That, received a Grammy nomination.[5] Scott received the Edison Award in 2010 and 2012.[6]

Since 2002, Scott has released eight studio albums, and two live recordings.

Discography[edit]

Discography as a leader[edit]

Additional discography[edit]

  • 1999 Paradise Found Donald Harrison (producer/trumpet)
  • 2001 Real Life Stories Donald Harrison
  • 2003 Karin Williams' Karin Williams
  • 2005 Blueprint of a Lady:Sketches of Billie Holiday Nnenna Freelon
  • 2006 Every Road I Walked Grace Kelly
  • 2006 Survivor Donald Harrison
  • 2006 What is Love Erin Boheme
  • 2007 Return From Mecca X Clan
  • 2007 Planet Earth Prince
  • 2008 Blueprints of Jazz, Vol 1 Mike Clark
  • 2008 Charlie Brown TV Themes David Benoit
  • 2008 Global Noize Global Noize
  • 2008 It's Christmas Ledisi (producer)
  • 2011 Tutu Revisited Marcus Miller

Members of the Christian Scott Sextet[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Christian Scott - trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone
  • Braxton Cook - alto saxophone, straight alto saxophone
  • Corey Fonville - drums
  • Lawrence Fields - piano
  • Kristopher Funn - bass
  • Isadora Mendez-Scott - vocals
  • Elena Pinderhughes - flute & vocals

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Previous[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aidan Levy (2013-03-13). "Christian Scott - - Voice Choices - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b c Hayes, Rob (October 8, 2004). "Berklee Monterey Quartet to Headline at Blues Alley". News@Berklee. Archived from the original on 2004-10-11. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  3. ^ "The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Christian Scott". Berklee Events. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  4. ^ a b Mahoney, Lesley (2008-09-02). "Alumni Profile: Christian Scott Breaks Convention". Berklee News. Retrieved 2014-05-20. 
  5. ^ "GRAMMYs On The Road With Dave Douglas And Christian Scott". Grammy.com. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Christian Scott" (in Dutch). Edison Stichting. Nominaties. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  7. ^ http://www.nola.com/jazzfest/index.ssf/2011/05/christian_scott_played_jazz_pr.html
  8. ^ http://www.sligojazz.ie/index.php/festival-2013/festival-programme-info-2014/friday-25-july-christian-scott/

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