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Jazz Unleashed L.A.

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Widely recognized as the progenitor of the “Stretch Music” style, Chief Adjuah (formerly known as Christian Scott) headlines an unforgettable summer night for Jazz aficionados across all generations. NPR hails Adjuah—a winner of two Edison Awards, a Doris Duke Artist Award and six Grammy® nominations—as “ushering in a new era of Jazz,” and JazzTimes Magazine describes him as “Jazz’s young style God.” The grandson of Louisiana luminary and legend Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. and the nephew of Jazz innovator and NEA Jazz Master saxophonist-composer Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr., Adjuah has released 13 critically acclaimed studio recordings, four live albums and one greatest hits collection. Jazz Unleashed L.A. begins with L.A.’s best and finest Jazz musicians joining forces on the Jerry Moss Plaza stage for an epic show. The Jazz collective, curated by music director Luca Mendoza (2016 Grand Prize Finalist in The Music Center’s Spotlight performing arts competition), includes Blue Note Records artist Logan Richardson and David Binney on alto sax; Mark Guiliana and Grammy® nominated artist Damion Reid on drums; Joshua Crumbly and Jermaine Paul on bass; and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on violin.