Christian Scott performing in 2009
|Birth name||Christian Scott|
31 March 1983 |
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Genres||Jazz, hip hop, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, producer|
|Instruments||Trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone|
|Associated acts||Ninety Miles, NEXT Collective, Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace Band, Marcus Miller's TUTU Revisited, Donald Harrison Quintet|
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. 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.
Once he graduated NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee, he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet, and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.
Since 2002, Scott has released eight studio albums, and two live recordings.
Discography as a leader
- 2002 Christian Scott – Impromp2 Records / Omni American Music
- 2004 Two of a Kind – Nagel Heyer Records w/ Donald Harrison
- 2006 Rewind That – Concord Records
- 2007 Anthem – Concord Records
- 2008 Live at Newport – Concord Records
- 2010 Yesterday You Said Tomorrow – Concord Records / UMG / OmniAmerican Music
- 2011 Ninety Miles – Concord Picante w/ Stefon Harris and David Sanchez
- 2012 Christian aTunde Adjuah – Concord Records / UMG / OmniAmerican Music
- 2012 Ninety Miles Live At Cubadisco – Concord Picante
- 2012 Introducing Christian Scott - Universal Music
- 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
- 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
- Matthew Stevens - guitar
- Thomas Pridgen - drums
- Aaron Parks - piano
- Esperanza Spalding - bass
- Walter Smith III - sax
- Jamire Williams - drums
- Luques Curtis - bass
- Zaccai Curtis - piano
- Aidan Levy (2013-03-13). "Christian Scott - - Voice Choices - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2014-03-26.
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- "The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Christian Scott". Berklee Events. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- Mahoney, Lesley (2008-09-02). "Alumni Profile: Christian Scott Breaks Convention". Berklee News. Retrieved 2014-05-20.
- "GRAMMYs On The Road With Dave Douglas And Christian Scott". Grammy.com. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
- "Christian Scott" (in Dutch). Edison Stichting. Nominaties. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
- "Christian Scott played jazz, proposed to girlfriend at the New Orleans Jazz Fest". NOLA.com. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
- "Friday 25 July: Christian Scott Sextet feat. Isadora". Sligo Jazz Project. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
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