We are honored to welcome Grammy Award-nominated New Orleans trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah as a headliner of the Fifth Annual Jazz Festival at Yale on April 23.
Concert starts at 3pm with a pre-show discussion at 2pm. All Jazz Festival events are free and open to the public. This event will be taking place at the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Lecture Hall at the Yale University Art Gallery (1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT).
Scott, hailed by critics as “Jazz’s young style God,” is a beacon of innovation in jazz today and the architect of a new genre called Stretch Music. He is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell” and for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouthpiece, widely referred to as his “whisper technique.” Over the past decade Scott has also scored award-winning films, designed an interactive media player called the Stretch Music App, and has collaborated with McCoy Tyner, Prince, Marcus Miller, Mos Def, and Solange Knowles, among others. He will be performing and delivering a talk at the Jazz Festival at Yale in promotion of his newest record, Ruler Rebel, which will be the first in a three album set that Scott is producing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the very first Jazz recordings of 1917.
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The Yale Undergraduate Jazz Collective seeks to promote a community of music education on Yale’s campus and in New Haven. We serve as the hub of Yale’s jazz community by organizing concerts, talks, and events throughout the year, lobbying for a formal jazz curriculum at Yale, and of course, by hosting our fast-growing annual Jazz Festival.