Chief Adjuah

A man posing in front of a yellow background and holding a stringed instrument

January 31, 2025 | 7:30PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

Part of the UChicago Presents 2024/25 Jazz at the Logan Series, Full Season, Pick 4, Pick 6, and Pick 8 subscriptions.


Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) is a sonic architect, trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, designer of innovative technologies and musical instruments, and creator of genre-blind “Stretch music.” A two-time Edison Award winner and five-time GRAMMY nominee, Adjuah has collaborated with legends like Prince, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and Mos Def, and sold out Carnegie Hall after the 2020 release of his album Axiom. As Chieftain and Oba of the Xodokan Nation as well as the current Grand Griot of New Orleans, his work is fueled by social and political insight, combining inventive compositions and bespoke instruments to explore a unique sonic terrain.

Supported by the Logan Center Jazz Forever Fund, a gift of the Revada Foundation and the Harve A. Ferrill Concert Fund. Presented in partnership with Chicago Jazz Magazine, DownBeat, Jazz Institute of Chicago, and WDCB 90.9 FM.
Six-time GRAMMY-nominated Chief Xian aTunde Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott) performs “Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning” alongside drummer Elé Salif Howell, inside Awol Erizku’s exhibition “Memories of a Lost Sphinx” at Gagosian, Park & 75, New York.