Jazz for the Kids

Channel 10 did a nice overview of the concert. The atmosphere was inspired!


Adam Kolker visits the Brubeck Institute

Here are some highlights from Adam Kolker’s visit to the Brubeck Institute. During his time at the Brubeck Institute, Adam performed with the BIJQ, the UOP Jazz Ensemble, presented several masterclasses, and taught private lessons.

Here is a clip of Adam and the Brubeck Institute Jazz Quintet performing at the Take 5 Jazz Club.

Adam also performed with the University of the Pacific’s Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Patrick Langham.

Here is a clip of Adam and Brubeck Fellow, Paul Bloom, performing an original of Paul’s entitled “Empty City”. It was Paul’s birthday that night so as a treat Paul got to play a duo with Adam.

Adam Kolker is a multi-talented performer, composer and arranger. He performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto from 1994 through 2002 (with whom he received two GRAMMY nominations). He also appears in New York City with groups including the Village Vanguard OrchestraFred Hersch’s “My Coma Dreams,” the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Bruce Barth, Judi Silvano, Lucia Pulido, and his own groups with John Abercombie and Billy Hart. He has recorded with Bruce Barth, John Hébert, Marty Ehrlich, The Story, Allan Chase, Bobby Previte, Gunther Schuller, Bruce Saunders, Frank Carlberg, among others.

For more info on Adam Kolker and his music click here……….