Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ​​is an energetic and passionate jazz musician, composer, producer and bandleader. It is popular for bending genres to create a type of jazz enjoyed by millions around the world.

He is known for many things in the jazz world including his unique style of trumpet manipulation, which he dubbed the Whisper Technique. His early albums earned him a Grammy nomination and he also won the Edison Awards twice.

Christian Scott a Tunde Adjuah ​​Bio

Christian Scott a Tunde Adjuah ​​who is also called Christian Scott was born on March 31, 1983 to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III. He added aTunde Adjuah ​​to his name as a recognition of his family’s African lineage. Christian has a twin brother, Kiel, filmmaker and nephew of legendary innovator and saxophonist Donald Harrison. Scott is American and was born and raised in New Orleans. He grew up being immersed in black Indian culture and the music of the town where he grew up.

He is currently a force to be reckoned with in jazz music and began his journey into this world at the age of 11 when he received a trumpet as a gift from his mother and grandmother. He began attending the New Orleans Creative Arts Center under his uncle Donald Harrison, in the field of jazz music. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ​​started making music at the age of 13 with his uncle. He graduated from high school in 2001 with an impressive result largely due to the influence of his grandfather.

He then received a full scholarship to study at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, under instructors Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro and Gary Burton. He graduated in 2004 and completed a degree in professional music alongside film scoring.

Christian Scott revealed in an interview that he was happy and privileged to have been part of the University, which exposed him to another way of thinking. In college, he was chosen to form a quartet – four of the school’s top musicians, who would participate in the Berklee Monterey Quartet and play at the Monterey Jazz Festival.

Career and everything you need to know about the jazz musician

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ​​began his career by appearing on records with his uncle, Donald Harrison. Unlike his uncle, Scott chose the trumpet as his musical instrument. When asked why he was interested in trumpets, he said it was a bit like boxing, so being a boxer it drew him to the instrument. He described playing the trumpet as physically demanding, much like boxing.

Years later, in 2006, he recorded and released his first and major solo at the age of 22, called Rewind That. The album was a big hit and one of his biggest hits as it was nominated for the prestigious Grammy Awards. At that time, he was a musician under the Concord Jazz label. Rewind That was a fusion and blend of different styles of music such as rock, R&B and modern jazz.

Her second album came a year later and particularly after Hurricane Katrina hit her hometown of New Orleans. The album was titled Anthem and was a heartfelt response to the suffering caused by the hurricane.

Scott’s music was and still is a social commentary, a depiction of the political and social ills of society. Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ​​released his third album in 2010 titled Yesterday You Said Tomorrow. It is a statement often used by his grandfather to emphasize the importance of recognizing the task at hand and using the time available to complete a given task.

In 2012 he released another album, this time a double disc titled Christian aTunde Adjuah. Scott’s music was a cut from conventional jazz; he created his type of jazz and called it ‘Stretch Music’. Stretch music is a genre of blind experimental jazz that attempts to expand the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic conventions of jazz, which encompasses the culture and language of different people, marrying the sounds to such an extent that they become inseparable, leaving thus the listener wondering what the musician is trying to say about people.

With the birth of Stretch music, came the birth of his label in 2015, bearing the same name, it was a merger of Stretch Music and Ropeadope records. Christian has also created an application, Stretch MusicApp, which has special functions that are very suitable for users of musicians. This innovation earned him the prestigious JazzFM Innovator of the Year 2016 award.

The years that followed saw more albums from the stables of Christian Scott and Tunde Adjuah. More recently, in 2017, he released an impressive trilogy album titled The Centennial Trilogy; It was a thought-provoking reassessment of the socio-political realities plaguing the world at that time. The album featured tracks like Diaspora, Rebel Sovereign, and Emancipation Procrastination.

In summary, Christian Scott has 12 studio albums and two live recordings to his credit since the start of his musical career.

Net value

Famous musician and demigod of jazz, ChristianScott aTunde Adjuah ​​has had a stellar career since 2002. Since bursting onto the scene with the revolutionary style of jazz, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah ​​has only recorded success. So it’s no surprise that the groundbreaking singer is worth a lot – up to $1.7 million.

The family life of Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Christian Scott is married to his girlfriend of three years, Isadora Mendez. Christian had proposed to Isadora at the New Orleans Jazz Fest in May 2011. The pair reportedly met three years ago at a boutique in Soho, where she worked. He was struck with love the moment he laid eyes on her and struck up a conversation. She didn’t know his music, so they couldn’t explain themselves that way. However, he ran home to collect his press kits and asked him to model for the next photo shoot.

She didn’t make her album cover but she makes something else disappear; his heart. The duo got married on May 13, 2013, however, there is no record of the couple having children. Isadora Mendez is a composer, dancer, cake dresser and visual artist. She was born in Germany to a Puerto Rican father and a Dominican mother.