Christian Scott is not only a fabulous trumpeter and jazz innovator, he is also a committed performer with a story to tell. A live performance by Scott is therefore an intense and memorable experience. Scott, who now lives in New York, was born in New Orleans in1983 and he learned about jazz and its roots from an early age. Later, he absorbed the music of Miles Davis and John Coltrane, along with Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Mos Def. On his latest album Yesterday You Said Tomorrow which won an Edison Award, Scott tackles issues like gay marriage and institutionalized racism. The album was recorded with legendary engineer Rudy van Gelder. In 2010 Scott was the winner of the Paul Acket Award, which was presented at the North Sea Jazz Festival. This summer he is performing with a quintet that includes drummer Jamire Williams and bassist Kristopher Funn who together will drive Scott's already impassioned playing even further with modern, urban rhythms.