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       2 Concerts in the Wilder Room, 6PM & 10PM, with The Parker Trio
              (Bassist Gene Perla, Jon Ballantyne on Piano, Adam Nussbaum on Drums)

June 30 - Elvin Jones "Lighthouse Project" at NuBlu
       151 Ave C, NYC     Shows at 8PM & 10PM

Sept. 23 - Jerry Bergonzi & George Garzone  Boss Tenor Series
       2 Concerts 82 West 3rd St. NY 10012, 7PM & 8:30PM
              (with Peter Bernstein; Guitar, Peter Slavov; Bass, Adam Nussbaum; Drums)

Basic Biography

Adam Nussbaum is considered one of the finest drummers working today. He's played with a virtual "Who's Who" in the jazz world. Longtime associates have included: John Abercrombie, Michael & Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Gil Evans, Stan Getz, Vic Juris, James Moody, John Scofield, Joe Sample, Ohad Talmor, ‘Toots' Thielemans, Kenny Wheeler & NHØP, as well as freelancing with prominent artists of every generation, being a major asset no matter where he appears. Nussbaum has joined forces with other musicians to form such groups as “BANN” w/Seamus Blake, Jay Anderson & Oz Noy, “We3” w/Dave Liebman & Steve Swallow, "The Impossible Gentlemen" w/Gwilym Simcock, Steve Rodby & Mike Walker, “The Nuttree Quartet" w/John Abercrombie, Jerry Bergonzi & Gary Versace and "The ZZ Quartet w/Ratko Zjaca, Simone Zanchini & Martin Gjakanovski. He's been on hundreds of recordings, including the Grammy winning "Don't Try This At Home” recorded with Michael Brecker.

In addition, Nussbaum reaches out to the next generation. He is an in-demand educator doing Clinics and Master Classes, teaching at such institutions as Berklee, NYU, State University of New York, the New School, and at numerous Conservatories around the world.

His abilities have brought opportunities for him to work with the finest makers of all things drum-related. Working with Sonor drums, he helped design a line in the “HiLite” series. In conjunction with Zildjian cymbals, Nussbaum helped developed the “Renaissance” & "Pre-Aged” K. Zildjian cymbals. He also coproduced with Hudson Music, "The Art of Playing Brushes."

He was born in New York City and grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut and started to play drums at age 12 after studying piano for five years; he also playing bass and saxophone as a teenager. He moved to New York City in 1975 to attend The Davis Center for Performing Arts at City College. He eventually settled on drums….

Adam Nussbaum:  All Music Guide's Biography

A very versatile drummer who generally plays in advanced settings, Adam Nussbaum is considered a major asset no matter where he appears and one of the finest jazz drummers of the 1990s. Although he started on piano, bass and alto, he eventually settled on drums.

Nussbaum studied at the Davis Center and City College of New York, and by 1978 was making a strong impression in the jazz world, playing regularly with both Dave Liebman and John Scofield (1978-83). Other important associations through the years include Stan Getz (1982-83), Gil Evans, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Gary Burton, Steve Swallow, Michael Brecker, Don Grolnick, James Moody, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Joe Henderson, John Abercrombie, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, NHØP and Charles Lloyd, along with countless others.

Tours & Festivals...
       USA, Europe, Japan, Canada, China, Korea,
       South America, Australia & New Zealand

Music Educator...
       New York University
       The New School of Social Research
       Long Island University
       Jamey Aebersold's Summer Jazz Band Camps
       Clinics - USA, Europe, Australia & New Zealand

       CCNY/Davis Center - NYC 1975 - 1978
       Emerson College - Boston MA. 1974

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Freelance Work...
Jeff Berlin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hank Crawford, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis,
Art Farmer, Eddie Gomez, Don Grolnick, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson,
Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Charles Lloyd, Chuck Mangione, David (Fathead) Newman,
Caecilie Norby, John Patitucci, Art Pepper, Kenny Rankin, Sonny Rollins,
David Sanborn, Marlena Shaw, Phil Woods, Bohuslan Big Band,
WDR Big Band, Danish Radio Big Band, Big Band de Lausanne,
the American Jazz Orchestra & Metropole Orchestra

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Television & Video...
John Abercrombie, Franco Ambrosetti, BANN, Patricia Barber, Bob Berg,
Jerry Bergonzi, Carla Bley, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Ted Curson,
Eliane Elias, Kurt Elling, Gil Evans, Søs Fenger, Mordy Ferber, Stan Getz,
George Gruntz, Niclas Knudsen, David Liebman, James Moody,
David Sanborn, John Scofield, 'Toots' Thielemans & We3

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       Drum Workshop - hardware
       Evans - drum heads
       Fredrico - accessories
       Latin Percussion - percussion
       Qsticks - drum sticks
       Shure - microphones
       Sonor - drums
       XL Specialty Percussion - cases
       Zildjian - cymbals & sticks
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