7x-GRAMMY® Award Nominated Trumpeter & Composer CHIEF ADJUAH (Formerly Christian Scott) is a two-time Edison Award-Winner who NPR says, “ushers in a new era of jazz.” Chief Adjuah won the 2020 Jazz Journalist Association “Trumpeter of the Year” Award. Tickets for CHIEF ADJUAH (Formerly Christian Scott) and his Acclaimed Quintet at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth, NH on Saturday February 17 at 7 & 9:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2024 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster.com and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.Jan. 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club Features 7x-GRAMMY® Award Nominated Trumpeter & Composer CHIEF ADJUAH (Formerly Christian Scott) and his Acclaimed Quintet on Saturday February 17 at 7 and 9:30 P.M. Chief Adjuah‘s Quintet includes 5x-GRAMMY® Nominated Percussionist WEEDIE BRAIMAH; Acclaimed Bassist RYOMA TAKENAGA; Prolific Drummer ELE HOWELL; and Award-Winning Jazz Guitarist CECIL ALEXANDER.

“Jazz’s young style God.”

“Visionary and Composer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Again Transcends Jazz and Genres with ‘Ancestral Recall’… There’s just so much to feast the ears on…”
— GLIDE MAGAZINE (2019 Review of GRAMMY® Nominated Album ‘Ancestral Recall’)

“This exceptional concert compilation could well be the first of “jazz’s” present day, classic live albums…the sound is fresh, the musicianship fantastic…segments throughout evoke a later stage Miles Davis.”
— ALL ABOUT JAZZ (2020 Album Review of GRAMMY® Nominated ‘Axiom’)

“[‘Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning’] is Adjuah’s first album that simply cannot be construed as contemporary jazz — and it’s the most compelling…”
— NEW YORK TIMES (2023 Album Review of ‘Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning’)

CHIEF ADJUAH (Formerly Christian Scott) has released 12 critically acclaimed studio recordings, 3 live albums and one greatest hits collection. In 2023, he released the album Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning (Ropeadope Records) to rave reviews and won the Doris Duke Foundation’s “Doris Duke Artist Award”.

In 2005, Adjuah was featured on singer Nnenna Freelon’s GRAMMY® Award Nominated album Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday. Adjuah’s major label debut album, Rewind That (2006) on Concord Records, received a GRAMMY® Award Nomination for “Best Contemporary Jazz Album.”

In 2017, Adjuah released 3 albums, collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy, that debuted at #1 on iTunes. Adjuah released the album Ancestral Recall in 2019, which features poet laureate Saul Williams. The album was Nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”.

Adjuah’s 2020 album release, Axion, is a live album recorded at New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club at the start of the pandemic lockdowns in the United States. With Axiom, music fans hear Adjuah and his stellar band live. Adjuah was Nominated for 2 GRAMMY® Awards for the album (“Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” and for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for his performance on the album’s track “Guinevere”).

In 2021, Adjuah was again Nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo” for the song “Sackodougou” off of Weedie Braimah’s acclaimed album Hands of Time.

Around the globe, fans and critics alike herald Adjuah’s live performance prowess! Notable highlights include a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert and NPR’s Jazz Night in America global broadcast. Although all releases since Adjuah’s departure from Concord Records/Universal Music Group have earned Top 10 positions on Billboard Jazz Charts, the non-jazz classification of the last 3 GRAMMY® Award Album Nominations substantiates Adjuah’s vision for “Stretch Music” as truly genre blind.

Since 2006, Chief Adjuah (Formerly Christian Scott) has worked with a number of notable artists, including: Prince, Radiohead’s Thom YorkeDonald HarrisonMcCoy TynerMarcus MillerEddie PalmieriBoney JamesGary Burton, Mos Def (Yasin Bey), Talib KweliJose JamesDavid Benoit, Soulive, Ben Williams and Vic Mensa, among many others.

CHIEF ADJUAH (Formerly Christian Scott) Tickets & Current Schedule of Shows
Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s 2023 Schedule of Shows included 10 NEA Jazz Masters, 51 GRAMMY® Award-Winning Artists, 48 Blues Music Award-Winners, and a comprehensive list of talented musicians with 475+ GRAMMY® Award Nominations amongst them. Tickets for the CHIEF ADJUAH QUINTET at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club on Saturday February 17 at 7 & 9:30 P.M., as well as the current list of 2024 shows, can be found on Ticketmaster and Jimmy’s Online Event Calendar at: https://www.jimmysoncongress.com/events.

The mission of Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is to provide guests with a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience featuring serious jazz and blues music served with exceptional cuisine. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club features a spectacular and visually breathtaking environment engineered to deliver the highest quality acoustics while utilizing state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies. Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club is located within a beautifully restored 1905 building at 135 Congress Street in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For more information visit www.JimmysOnCongress.com or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JimmysJazzBlues and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jimmysjazzblues/. Sign-up for Jimmy’s Email Newsletter to stay informed on Upcoming Shows, New Artist Announcements, Promotional Offers, Ticket On-Sale Dates, Special Performances, and Jimmy’s Sunday Jazz Brunch. In June 2023, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club was given the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its’ outstanding Wine List.

An architecturally breathtaking center of arts and culture in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club offers a rare and spectacular venue to host important corporate functions, weddings, intimate or large-scale social gatherings, private parties, and memorable celebrations. The team at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club put heart and soul into creating a stunning full-service event space with new state-of-the-art production, sound and lighting technologies delivered with outstanding next-level culinary experiences. Our high-touch approach, provided by professional and experienced event staff, ensures that everything is tailored to exceed your expectations. To start a conversation about hosting your event at Jimmy’s Jazz and Blues Club, please call us at 888-603-5299, or fill out Jimmy’s Private Event Request Form.

Motivated by a commitment to culinary and hospitality excellence, founders Michael and Peter Labrie and their leadership team understand it is essential to seek out talented team members for each of The Labrie Group family of restaurants — Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, The Atlantic Grill, The River House, and Rio Tequila Cantina — all in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Career opportunities and current job openings can be found at www.TheLabrieGroup.com.