Scott in 2009
|Born||31 March 1983|
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Genres||Jazz, jazz-fusion, hip hop, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, composer, producer|
|Instruments||Trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone|
|Labels||Universal, Concord, Ropeadope|
|Associated acts||Ninety Miles, NEXT Collective, Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace Band, Marcus Miller's TUTU Revisited, Donald Harrison Quintet, R+R=NOW|
Christian Scott (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana), also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is an American jazz trumpeter, composer and producer. Scott is the nephew of jazz saxophonist Donald Harrison and has won the Edison Award twice and was nominated for a Grammy once.
Christian Scott is known for his signature 'whisper technique', noted as emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouth piece creating a unique tone.
Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he starting learning with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison. By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.
On graduating from 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.
Christian Scott was discovered by Kenneth Shurtlift, former distributor at Concord Records, who forwarded Scott's music to Concord Music Group. Scott was then signed to the label in 2005.
Since 2002, Scott has released 12 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
- 2015 Stretch Music – Ropeadope/Stretch Music
- 2017 Ruler Rebel – Stretch Music
- 2017 Diaspora – Stretch Music 
- 2017 The Emancipation Procrastination – Stretch 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
- 2014 Inner Dialogue – Sarah Elizabeth Charles (producer/trumpet)
Members of the Christian Scott Ensemble
- Christian Scott - trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone
- Braxton Cook - alto saxophone, straight alto saxophone
- Joe Dyson - drums, pan-African drums
- Corey Fonville - drums
- Lawrence Fields - piano
- Kristopher Funn - bass
- Dominic Minix - guitar
- Elena Pinderhughes - flute & vocals
- Esperanza Spalding - bass
- Matthew Stevens - guitar
- Thomas Pridgen - drums
- Aaron Parks - piano
- Walter Smith III - sax
- Jamire Williams - drums
- Luques Curtis - bass
- Zaccai Curtis - piano
- Marcus Gillmore - drums
- Milton Fletcher Jnr - piano
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- Aidan Levy (March 13, 2013). "Christian Scott - - Voice Choices - New York". Village Voice. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- Hayes, Rob (October 8, 2004). "Berklee Monterey Quartet to Headline at Blues Alley". News@Berklee. Archived from the original on October 11, 2004. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- "The Checkout - Live at Berklee: Christian Scott". Berklee Events. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- Mahoney, Lesley (September 2, 2008). "Alumni Profile: Christian Scott Breaks Convention". Berklee News. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- "GRAMMYs On The Road With Dave Douglas And Christian Scott". Grammy.com. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- "Ruler Rebel, by Christian Scott". Christian Scott. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- "Interview with Christian Scott". Burning Ambulance. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
- Okayplayer. "Christian Scott Announces "The Reckoning," New Album Okayplayer". www.okayplayer.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
- "Christian Scott played jazz, proposed to girlfriend at the New Orleans Jazz Fest". NOLA.com. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
- "Friday 25 July: Christian Scott Sextet feat. Isadora". Sligo Jazz Project. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
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