PODCAST: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Edison Prize-winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, bandleader, and composer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah is widely considered to be one of the leading jazz artists of his generation. Raised in New Orleans, Scott aTunde Adjuah toured from his early teens in his uncle Donald Harrison Jr.'s band. After graduation from Berklee in 2004, where he completed two degrees in just two years, Scott aTunde Adjuah signed with Concord Records. His first effort for the label, Rewind That, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Three subsequent releases have each garnered critical acclaim, including 2010's Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, recorded at the legendary Van Gelder Studio.
Scott aTunde Adjuah is the first of several Berklee alumni who will play in a new radio performance series, The Checkout – Live at Berklee, a collaboration between the college, WBGO-FM, and NPR. Scott aTunde Adjuah will kick off the series with a November concert, followed in December by saxophonist Seamus Blake '93.
This Sounds of Berklee podcast previews the Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah concert with "Jenacide" from his 2010 disc Yesterday You Said Tomorrow.