Following sold-out Kennedy Center performances, two-time Edison
Award–winning and five-time Grammy Award®–nominated trumpeter, composer, and producer Chief
Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) returns to the stage with music from his expansive
Drawing from their prolific and critically acclaimed discography, Chief Adjuah will present an
unforgettable live performance showcasing their innovative jazz stylings. Known for pushing
the boundaries of jazz, Chief Adjuah’s music transcends genres, incorporating elements of
trap, West African and New Orleanian Black Indian masking tradition musical styles, and more.
With twelve studio recordings, three live albums, and one greatest hits collection, Chief
Adjuah’s pioneering work has been celebrated by NPR and JazzTimes Magazine. Their Centennial
Trilogy, comprising Ruler Rebel, Diaspora, and Emancipation Procrastination, explored social
and political themes while fusing trap music with diverse influences. Chief Adjuah’s
dedication to stretching jazz’s boundaries birthed “Stretch Music,” a genre-blind form
embracing various musical languages and cultures.
Prepare for an extraordinary evening of musical innovation as Chief Adjuah takes the stage.
Prepare to be enthralled by their virtuosity, boundary-pushing compositions, and unwavering
commitment to social justice.