When Mos Def and Jill Scott need someone to take their performances to the next level, they call him. When X-Clan wanted to add some heft to their Return From Mecca album, he was the one they reached out to. The man in question is Christian Scott, the acclaimed trumpeter whose textured playing appeals to both respected members of the hip-hop community and to jazz purists.
Scott’s ability to harness the attitude, urgency and power of the rap generation and his classically trained musical ear have equally informed Scott’s most impressive work to date, Anthem. It’s an album that stands as a watershed moment in music, a release that will have young fans eager to pick up a trumpet as much as they want to try their hand at rapping.
Christian Scott’s latest album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow is out now on Concord
Presented by Serious and Inner City Music, this seated concert will begin at 8pm.
Picturehouse Cafe Bar open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.