New Orleans trumpetists Christian Scott is coming to Maastricht!
His effortless style and soulful blend of hip-hop and jazz make this concert completely unmissable. With only 300 spots available make sure you get your tickets before they sell out!
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has been making waves for years, but in 2016 he skyrocketed to the forefront of the jazz scene by winning the JAZZFM’s Innovator/Innovation of the year award, the Downbeat Critics Poll Rising Star Composer & Trumpet and playing on the top jazz festival in the world, including Transition Festival (Utrecht, 2017) and North Sea Jazz (Rotterdam, 2016).
His latest record Ruler Rebel (2017) blends everything from Trap, to New Orleans funk, to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western soundtracks. The premier album in a trilogy – The Centennial Trilogy – released in honour of the first jazz recordings in history made in 1917. This album shows off his capacity as a trumpeter to string out long solo lines, and his ability to combine sonic styles that have no business being combined. His goal with his art; to transcend ethnicity in music. In his own words:
“If I can show the compatibility of all those seemingly disparate groups, if I can marry the sound, then it shows that really people are not just compatible, but we’re the same. Our heart is the same.”
The end result: a deeply personal sound pulsing with raw energy. Scott draws inspiration from his experience as a black American, recent political developments give a new sense of urgency to his message. In 2011 he added two Ghanaian words to his name aTunde en Adjuah as a statement of the repressed black history.
“Jazz’s young style God” (JazzTimes)
“Christian Scott is making some of the most interesting music in the jazz world right now.” – Stereogum
“Ruler Rebel is striking in its blend of the organic and the electronic, the edgy and the ageless, with Scott’s broad, brooding lines spread across the rough-hewn beats of trap music, the dynamic rhythms of 21st-century jazz drumming and the percussive traditions of West Africa.” – Rolling Stone