Christian Scott, also known as Christian aTunde Adjuah (born March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a two-time Edison Award winning (2010, 2012), Grammy Award nominated jazz trumpeter, composer, and producer. Scott’s Grammy nominated international recording debut Rewind That (Concord Records) was called “arguably the most remarkable premiere the genre has seen in the last decade” by Billboard Magazine, earning Scott two prominent features on their cover, and inclusion in their list of “Ones to Watch in 2006”.
Since 2002 Scott has released seven studio recordings and two live albums. Scott 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.” Scott is also widely recognized as one of the progenitors of “Stretch Music”, a jazz rooted genre blind musical form attempting to “stretch” jazz rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic conventions to encompass as many other musical forms, languages, and cultures as possible. Through his partnership with Adam’s Instruments, Scott’s Siren Trumpet, Sirenette and Reverse Flugelhorn are revolutionizing brass instrument design all over the world. As NPR put it, “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”.
Scott is the nephew of Saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr. and is considered to be a major inspiration for HBO’s Treme series lead character Delmond Lambreaux. Lambreaux, is a hybrid of both Donald Harrison Jr. and Christian Scott.