Adam Schroeder

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With NSA Since:

  • 2019


  • Saxophone


  • School of JAZZ@NSA

Adam Schroeder

Director, School of JAZZ@NSA

Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations in addition to his dedication and devotion towards extensive educational outreach. His debut release, “A Handful of Stars,” (CAPRI 2010) reached #10 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart and was also recognized as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2010.” “Let’s,” (CAPRI 2014) his second release as a leader was recognized by the JazzWeek National Jazz Radio Chart as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2014.” Holding a BM in Jazz Studies from Texas State University, San Marcos and a MM in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach, Schroeder presently serves as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a Yamaha, a D’Addario Reeds and a Capri Recording Artist, Adam; voted a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Critic’s Poll and furthermore recognized in Down Beat Magazine’s 76th, 79th, 80th and 82nd Annual Reader’s Polls, regularly leads his own quartet performing throughout the nation in addition to serving as a guest artist and clinician for jazz camps and festivals around the globe. Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award winning and nominated albums, playing with Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano Shows,” the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Ray Charles Orchestra, Michael Bublé, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band amongst others. Schroeder can also be recognized for his network television appearances on NBC’s “The Voice,” “X-Factor,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show;” ABC’s “The Middle,” FOX’s “American Idol,” Disney’s “Elena of Avalor” and “Tangled,” Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and in film credits including “Storks,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Purl,” “Small Town Crime” and “Own The Room.” Schroeder continues to host the 3rd season of the concert series “Journey Through Jazz” at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District in conjunction with the Jazz Education Network, The Las Vegas Jazz Society, the Nevada School of the Arts and the Clark County School District.