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Harlem Stage Announces Third Annual Stretch Music Festival

Grammy nominee Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah to be featured

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will perform at Harlem Stage’s Stretch Music Festival in April.

Two-time Edison Award winning trumpeter, composer and producer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah will curate and perform at the upcoming Stretch Music Festival under his three-year residency with Harlem Stage.

Now in its third and final year, the festival is set to take place Tuesday, April 9 through Friday, April 12 featuring performances from Saul Williams, Logan Richardson, Freelance and more.

On April 9, Adjuah will lead a free workshop focused on improvisation, technique and thriving as a working artist. Also on that day, there will be a free pop-up performance at Silvana’s Restaurant featuring drummer, producer and composer King Klavé.

On April 11, as part of the Jazz Then and Now series, Adjuah will be in conversation with composer and trombonist Steve Turre on improvisation, collaboration, the importance of the historical lineage and more.  A performance by the Steve Turre Quintet will precede the conversation.

The festival will close on April 12 with a performance from Adjuah and guests.

For over 35 years, Harlem Stage has been one of the nation’s leading arts organizations, bridging Harlem’s cultural legacy to contemporary artists of color.

For more information, visit Harlem Stage.

Click here to read a JazzTimes profile of Adjuah after he released his sixth album in 2012. 

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