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Chief Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott)

15th – 16th July 2024

He is a sonic architect, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and designer of innovative technologies and musical instruments.

Ticket prices

£50 – £75

Line-up

CHIEF XIAN aTUNDE ADJUAH (FKA Christian Scott) – Chief Adjuah’s Bow, Vocals, Adjuah Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette Flute or Sax
CECIL ALEXANDER – guitar
RYOMA TAKENAGA – bass
ELE HOWELL – drums
WEEDIE BRAIMAH – perc

Since 2001, Adjuah has released thirteen critically acclaimed studio recordings, four live albums, and one greatest hits collection, “Ushering in a new era of Jazz" (NPR) and JazzTimes Magazine mark him as "Jazz's young style God." and “the architect of a commercially viable fusion”.
Recent accolades include jazzfm's Innovator/Innovation of the Year Award, Jazz Journalist Association, Trumpeter of the Year Award, The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts and so on.

Dedicated to a number of causes that positively impact communities, Adjuah gives his time and talents to several organizations which garnered him a place in Ebony Magazine’s 30 Young Leaders Under 30 nearly a decade ago.

Chieftain and OBA of the Xodokan Nation, Chief Adjuah is the grandson of Louisiana luminary and legend, the late Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr., and Grand Griot of New Orleans and Guardians Institute founder, Herreast Harrison. He is also the nephew of Jazz innovator and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist-composer, Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. Adjuah (and his twin brother Kiel Adrian Scott) joined his grandfather’s Guardians of the Flame banner in 1989 at the age 5.

With its layers of roiling African-suffused percussion crossbreeding with Western instrumentation, gripping spoken-word interludes, and Adjuah’s own trumpet and electronics, Ancestral Recall teems with audacity and authority.

— JazzTimes Magazine