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Christian Scott performs for President Obama

Concord Music Group
Press Release
pressperson [at] concordmusicgroup.com

Today when President Barack Obama visits Harlem for the Democratic National Committee fundraiser, critically acclaimed trumpeter Christian Scott, who is widely considered to be the architect of a new commercially viable fusion in jazz, will provide the entertainment. The 27-year-old trumpeter is a New Orleans native but currently resides in Harlem, New York. The fundraiser will be held at 2010 Top Chef Master Marcus Samuelsson's famed Red Rooster Harlem Restaurant.

Christian Scott has been recognized as one of the brightest and most daring young stars in music today. Wall Street Journal says of his work: “Scott captures exciting moments of creative realization and a career in ascent.” His most recent album, Yesterday You Said Tomorrow, was included in NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2010, and received glowing coverage in countless outlets including People Magazine, Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, VIBE and MOJO. He made high-profile appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and was invited to perform during a handful of tour dates with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s supergroup Atoms for Peace. He will be making an on-screen guest appearance in the HBO series about New Orleans musicians, Tremé, later this season.

Christian Scott has been blending elements of R&B, rock and jazz since his 2006 debut recording, Rewind That. Following his Concord debut, he was quickly tapped as one of the faces to watch by Billboard, received a Grammy nomination for Rewind That and named one of Ebony’s “30 Young Leaders Under 30.” He has performed with the likes of Prince, Mos Def, DJ Muggs, Marcus Miller and more.

Keep an eye out for Scott’s newest musical project, Ninety Miles, which is set for release on Concord Picante in June 2011.