Adam Clark

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Adam Clark

Adam has had the pleasure of working with such great musicians as Stanley Jordan, David “Fathead” Newman, accordion master Frank Marocco, Papa John DeFrancesco, Mike Crotty, Richard Todd, Raul Yanez, DJ Radar, El Chicano, Brice Winston, Catalin Rotaru, Michael Kocour, Nicole Pesce, Wah!, Dennis Rowland, Rachel Eckroth, Nick Manson and Billy Mitchell.

Adam is a performer first that thrives in live concert settings and studio work. With over 25 years of experience, he has been a professional musician since 1995 and has consistently led his own jazz groups since 1999. He has been heard opening up for Joey DeFrancesco, Blues Traveler, Alice Cooper, Bernard Allison, Big Pete Pearson and Angelique Kidjo. Adam has been honored to sit in and perform live with George Benson, Joey DeFrancesco, Jesse McGuire, Wes “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Marcus Printup, Andre Hayward and Wycliffe Gordon.

Since moving to southern California in June of 2012 Adam has had the distinct honor of working with world class musicians Lenny Castro, Marshall Hawkins, Casey Abrams, Jimmy Vivino, Coco Montoya, Randy Tico, Hans Ottsen, Rachel Flowers, Granville "Danny" Young, Bevan Manson and Doug Webb.

Adam Clark was introduced to music while in the womb as his Mom played the piano and sang. She taught her three children to sing as toddlers. Without really knowing it, Adam received valuable ear training very early on and he compares this to growing up in a bilingual household. Learning something well that early on sticks with you for life. This separates him from many other drummers with a less melodic ear. He went on to take a few years of piano lessons before switching to the drums at the age of 11 while living in Frankfurt, Germany. At this time he began taking lessons with his Father's (a career army band director) drummers. Adam went to school for jazz performance at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University.

From 1998-2012 on almost every Sunday he played in churches at 2-3 different services and congregations, having had the pleasure to play Gospel, Jazz, Christian Rock, Contemporary and Traditional worship music.

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