If you haven’t heard Christian Scott’s music, you are in for a unique, extraordinary experience with a true innovator in the world of jazz. The two-time Edison Award winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer, is celebrating his 30th birthday (with his twin, Kiel!) with two performances at Ginny’s Supper Club on March 30th.
From his West African ancestry, to his roots in New Orleans, to his present lifestyle here in Harlem – Christian Scott’s diverse cultural background has shaped the style and sound of his music. Scott weaves his own personal legacy with history, politics, and socioeconomic issues to create music that is both complex and appealing to all music lovers of all ages. Inspired by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Jackie Wilson, Scott believes that jazz is a fusion of 20th century music, and has been heralded as ahead of his time and “ushering in a new era of jazz” (NPR).
Scott especially enjoys doing shows in his hometown of Harlem because he believes that the people here not only appreciate music, but the history of music. He also believes that in Harlem there is a feeling of freedom, safety, diversity, and liberalness that is expressly unique to the up-and-coming neighborhood. Come watch him perform his song “The Red Rooster” off his latest album, named as an homage to his favorite Harlem restaurant.
What: Christian and Kiel Scott at Ginny’s Supper Club
When: Saturday March 30th; 8:00pm and 10:00pm