Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah reaches a wide audience with innovative music. A new highlight is his recent album Ancestral Recall, which connects all kinds of rhythms: West African, First Nation and Caribbean, as well as rock, hip-hop, trap and 808-beats. With beautifully designed instruments such as reverse flugel and sirenette he creates a sound that is embedded in the music, drawing comparisons to Jon Hassell and mid-80s Miles Davis.
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has conquered important festivals such as North Sea Jazz and Transition, and reached the top of the Downbeat Critics Polls, as a trumpeter and as a composer. He has collaborated with big pop and rock stars such as Prince, Jill Scott and Thom Yorke, and with influential rappers such as Mos Def, Boogie and Vic Mensa. His roots are in the jazz of New Orleans: as a teenager he played in the band of his uncle Donald Harrison Jr., with which he made his Dutch live debut in 2003 at the Bimhuis Amsterdam.