Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah; Trump charging for access
September 11, 2017
Guest: Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
For a century, jazz has been recognized as an innovative genre of music. Since the first commercial jazz recording in 1917, musicians have improvised melodies and singers scatted their way to the Billboard charts. CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH, a New Orleans native, Grammy nominated trumpeter and two-time Edison award winner, is giving jazz a new twist. Adjuah is releasing a project called The Centennial Trilogy—three full length albums that combine jazz roots, cultural perspective and political identity. On today’s show, we’ll discuss Adjuah’s style which has been coined, Stretch Music, his life growing up around many black Indian tribes of New Orleans and his music playing app. Then, we’ll talk with USA Today reporter, FREDREKA SCHOUTEN, about how President Trump’s golf course has provided access to the ear of the president to CEOs and lobbyists.