Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

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Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana,[2] to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison.[3] By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.[3]

On graduating from NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee,[3][4] he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet,[5] and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.[5]

His debut album for Concord Records, Rewind That (2006), received a Grammy nomination.[6] Scott received the Edison Award in 2010 and 2012.[7]

Since 2002, Scott has released 12 studio albums, and two live recordings.

Scott was born on March 31, 1983, in New Orleans, Louisiana,[2] to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison.[3] By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.[3]

On graduating from NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee,[3][4] he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet,[5] and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.[5]

His debut album for Concord Records, Rewind That (2006), received a Grammy nomination.[6] Scott received the Edison Award in 2010 and 2012.[7]

Since 2002, Scott has released 12 studio albums, and two live recordings.