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Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) (US)

Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) (US)

Chief Adjuah

(formerly known as Christian Scott)

Wednesday, 10 July, at 22.00

Double bill 

Chief Adjuah, trumpet
Cecil Alexander, guitar
Ryoma Takenaga, double-bass
Ele Howell, drums

Day pass for Wednesday, 10 July
(Charles Lloyd Sky Quartet + Chief Adjuah)
Presale (until 8 July):
EUR 36, 28*
Regular sale:
EUR 42, 36*       

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* EUR for younger than 25 and older than 65, as well as pensioners.



Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah born Christian Scott is a scion of New Orleans' royalty of art and culture, the Harrisons, and the grandson of legendary Big Chief, Donald Harrison Sr. The trumpet – a proclamatory instrument, seems to have been a logical choice for young Christian, and the elders used to say he’s got "the sound that could call the children home". He patented a series of attractive custom-made brass instruments and a hybrid electric harp. These helped him to refine his own sound and a genre-blind musical form that he calls Stretch Music.

Since 2002, Chief Adjuah has released 16 albums. Questioning the socio-political reality of the world – the consequences of slavery, the paradoxes of the prison system, the growing xenophobia and racism culminated in the trilogy of albums Ruler Rebel, Diaspora and Emancipation Procrastination. On the album Ancestral Recall (2019), with slam-poet Saul Williams, Chief Adjuah took a step further in his quest to decolonise the sound. His album Axiom (2020) earned him two more Grammy nominations – he now has six in total.

His music is communicating. A true "call and response", a tribute to the rich cultural and activist legacy of his ancestors. In further respect to his true identity, in 2023 he officially changed his name to Chief Xian aTunda Adjuah.

Surprisingly, he has been to Ljubljana only once, in 2009, with Marcus Miller's band, where he played a key role in the Tutu Revisited tribute concert to Miles Davis’ album. This time he comes with his quintet and his latest album Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning.


Please be advised that tonight’s concert is being filmed by Medici TV.  

Cankarjev dom (Jazz Festival Ljubljana) hereby informs the concertgoers that film recordings will be published on the above-mentioned platform (video on demand) as of August 2024 for a period of five years.


Event Information

Event Date 10-07-2024 22:00
Event End Date 10-07-2024 23:30
Location Križanke
Categories Concert

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