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 34)
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
Genres Jazz, hip hop, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, producer
Instruments Trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, soprano trombone
Years active 1996-present
Labels Universal, Concord, Ropeadope Records
Associated acts Ninety Miles, NEXT Collective, Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace Band, Marcus Miller's TUTU Revisited, Donald Harrison Quintet
Website Christian Scott

Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana[1]) is a Two-time Edison Award-winning, Grammy nominated American trumpeter, composer and producer.


Christian Scott live in 2016 at Leverkusener Jazztage

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, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, 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 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 RevisitedMarcus Miller
  • 2014 Inner Dialogue – Sarah Elizabeth Charles (producer/trumpet)

Members of the Christian Scott Ensemble[edit]

Scott in 2016 at Leverkusener Jazztage


  • 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[11][12]



  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". Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Christian Scott" (in Dutch). Edison Stichting. Nominaties. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 
  7. ^ "Ruler Rebel, by Christian Scott". Christian Scott. Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Christian Scott". Burning Ambulance. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  9. ^ Okayplayer. "Christian Scott Announces "The Reckoning," New Album Okayplayer". Retrieved 2017-03-08. 
  10. ^ "Interview with Christian Scott". Burning Ambulance. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  11. ^ "Christian Scott played jazz, proposed to girlfriend at the New Orleans Jazz Fest". Retrieved 24 November 2014. 
  12. ^ "Friday 25 July: Christian Scott Sextet feat. Isadora". Sligo Jazz Project. Retrieved 24 November 2014. 

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