Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah [formally Christian Scott] is a two-time Edison Award-Winning, six-time Grammy-Nominated sonic architect, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, designer of innovative technologies and musical instruments (..Adjuah Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette, and Chief Adjuah Bow), founder and CEO of the Stretch Music app company and record label, and crowned Chieftain of the Xodokan Nation of the maroon tribes of New Orleans. He is the grandson of legendary Big Chief, Donald Harrison Sr., and the nephew of jazz innovator and legendary saxophonist-composer, Dr. Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jr.
Since 2001 Adjuah has released thirteen critically acclaimed studio recordings, four live albums, and one greatest hits collection. He is known for developing the harmonic convention known as the “forecasting cell” for his use of an un-voiced tone in his playing, emphasizing breath over vibration at the mouthpiece known as the whisper technique, and is widely regarded as the progenitor of the Stretch Music sound. His innovations have garnered a PBS American Masters short “Christian Scott a Tunde Adjuah The New Chief”, JAZZFM’s Innovator/Innovation of the Year Award, Jazz Journalist Association Trumpeter of the year, The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, The Paul Ackett Award, Echo: Deutscher Musikpreis, Induction into the inaugural constituency of the Black Genius Brain Trust, a host of Downbeat Magazine’s Critics and Readers Poll’s wins for Best Composer, Best Trumpet and Best Electric/Jazz-Rock /Contemporary Group, Five consecutive Grammy nominations and The Changing Worlds Peace Maker Award.