Harlem Stage Announces Second Annual Stretch Music Festival

Edison Award winner and Grammy nominee Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah to be featured as part of residency program

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

Harlem Stage is set to launch its second annual Stretch Music Festival featuring Edison Award-winning and Grammy-nominated trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah later this month.

The festival will begin March 27 with a free pop-up performance at the restaurant Silvana, hosted by Scott and featuring Sarah Elizabeth Charles.

On March 28 there will be a screening of the film Samaria, followed by a discussion moderated by producer/director Lisa Cortés.

There will be a discussion on the history, present and future of jazz titled Then and Now, featuring Scott and Stefon Harris, director of the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Arts Program, on March 29.

The series will close March 30 and 31 with performances by Scott and his band, the Curtis Brothers, Max Moran and Neospectric, Lawrence Fields, Kris Funn and others.

Please visit Harlem Stage’s website for the complete schedule and ticket information.

Read Bill Beuttler’s feature on Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Stretch Music project.

Kamasi Washington and Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on civil rights and the social role of jazz musicians.