EFG London Jazz Festival Presents: Christian Scott – Ancestral Recall + Madison McFerrin
20:00 Anja Ngozi
21:00 Madison McFerrin
21:45 – 23:15 Christian Scott
Growing up in New Orleans as the nephew of legendary saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeter, composer and creator Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah draws on a heritage that combines West Africa and the Caribbean within the complexities of a racially and economically conflicted New Orleans. His acclaimed new album Ancestral Recall is his most defiant call to action yet. Using rhythm as its unifying motif, he interweaves and reworks a diaspora of musical heritages, looking forward as well as into his inspirations.
Glide Magazine said ‘imagine a New Orleans multi-cultural street parade 50 or 60 years from now – pulsating rhythms, chants, and soaring horns that shift seamlessly from acoustic to electronic modes. There’s just so much to feast the ears on’. Christian Scott, his band and special guests bring all the joy of his new work to East London.
The show opens with a captivating set by Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Madison McFerrin, showcasing her wonderful vocal skills and her genre defying a cappella style.