Jason Adams (b. 1970)
Jason Adams was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and studied trumpet with Roger Murtha and Chris Gekker at the Hartt School and the Manhattan School of Music. Hailed by the Springfield (MA) Union-News for his "high-stepping and high-energy" playing and the Burlington (IA) Hawk Eye as a "fresh face with a strong talent", he has appeared all over the United States and internationally in various settings, including with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Cathedral Brass, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Third Trumpet, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra, where he served as Co-Principal Trumpet, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the American Brass Quintet, the Orchestra of Saint Luke's, the Virtual Consort, and the New England Bach Festival in Marlboro, VT. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra and the Venice Festival Orchestra in New York. He was also a founding member of the Deerfield Brass, the Quabbin Brass Quintet, and the western swing band RumbleStrip. As a composer, Mr. Adams has written numerous works for young bands and is very active in the field of brass pedagogy. He has recorded for the Newport Classics and Albany labels, and currently teaches and performs around Houston, Texas. He also resides in Houston, where he lives with his wife, Kim Knudsen, and three truly excellent children, Phoebe, Finn and Lucy.
Visit Jason's website: www.trumpetowner.com