The Lick – Christian Scott

The Lick – Christian Scott

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Watch are in-depth interview with this great new voice of jazz!

Christian Scott was born to Cara Harrison and Clinton Scott III and also has a twin brother, Kiel. At the age of 13 he was given the chance to play with his uncle, jazz alto saxophonist Donald Harrison.[2] By 14, he was accepted into the New Orleans Center of Creative Arts where he studied jazz under the guidance of program directors, Clyde Kerr, Jr. and Kent Jordan.[2]

Once he graduated 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,[2][3] he was member of the Berklee Monterey Quartet, and recorded as part of the Art:21 student cooperative quintet,[4] and studied under the direction of Charlie Lewis, Dave Santoro, and Gary Burton. He majored in professional music with a concentration in film scoring.[4]

His debut album for Concord Records, Rewind That, received a Grammy nomination.[5] Scott received the Edison Award in 2010 and 2012.[6]

Since 2002, Scott has released eight studio albums, and two live recordings.

Also get a look at his amazing Tiny Desk Concert: