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Christian Scott

10.00pm-11.00pm, Friday 3rd November 2017, WPAC Theatre
10.30pm-11.30pm, Saturday 4th November 2017, WPAC Theatre

Christian Scott, also known as Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010 and 2012) and Grammy Award nominated trumpeter, composer, producer and music executive.

Christian’s Grammy nominated international recording debut, Rewind That was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, earning Christian two prominent features on their cover and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006.” In June 2015, Christian established a partnership between his newly formed Stretch Music label and the lauded Ropeadope Music family. In 2015, Christian’s debut release on Stretch Music/Ropeadope, titled Stretch Music was released to rave reviews.

Since 2002 Christian has released seven critically acclaimed studio recordings and two live albums. According to NPR, “Christian Scott ushers in new era of jazz“. He has been heralded by JazzTimes magazine as “the Architect of a new commercially viable fusion” and “Jazz’s young style God.”

Christian is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell” and for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouthpiece, widely referred to as his “whisper technique.” Christian is also widely recognized as one of the progenitors 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.

Bands performing include:

  • Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (trumpet, reverse flugel, sirenette)
  • Elena Pinderhughes (flute)
  • Shea Pierre (piano)
  • Rhodes, Kris Funn (bass)
  • Corey Fonville (drums)
  • Logan Richardson (sax)
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