One of the biggest stars of the new American jazz scene, trumpeter Christian Scott, will perform at this year’s Nisville Jazz Festival on Friday, August 9th.
Known for his “whispering technique”, Scott is one of the most recognized jazz musicians today. He released 14 albums and was twice nominated for the Grammy Award.
t the age of 13, he started learning with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison. By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.
On graduating from NOCCA, Scott received a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated in 2004. Between 2003 and 2004, while attending Berklee, he was a member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet, and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.
The Jubilee 25th Nisville Jazz Festival will be held from August 2nd to 11th, and the main festival programme begins on August 8th on the Niš Fortress.
For more information about the Festival’s programme, click here.
(Juzne Vesti, 29.05.2019)
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