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Baritone Saxophonist


Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force within 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.  Schroeder’s third release as a leader, “CT! Adam Schroeder & Mark Masters celebrate Clark Terry,” (CAPRI 2024) is set for a Jan. 19th, 2024 release and is already gaining critical acclaim around the globe.  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 Associate Professor of Jazz & Commercial Music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was just awarded the States Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) 2023 Regents’ Award for Creative Activities.  Earlier that same year, Schroeder was awarded an “Project Grant for Artists” from the Nevada Arts Council.  In 2022, he was also awarded UNLV’s “Charles Vanda Award for the Excellence in the Arts.”  As a Yamaha Artist, a D’Addario Reeds Artist and a Capri Records Artist, Adam; voted a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th, 67th, 70th and 71st Annual Critic’s Poll and furthermore recognized in Down Beat Magazine’s 76th, 79th, 80th, 82nd and 84th 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.  Recently John Beasley’s MONK’estra, one of the many large ensembles Adam is a core and featured member of, was up for their 7th and 8th Grammy nominations.  These nominations resulted in a 2021 Grammy Win for this ensemble.  Mr. Schroeder is also the former Director of the School of Jazz at the Nevada School of the Arts.  Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award winning and nominated albums, playing with Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano Shows,” Quincy Jones, the Los Angeles & Las Vegas Philharmonic’s, the Ray Charles Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, Chucho Valdés, Michael Bublé, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, 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 “Dodo Beach,” “Elena of Avalor” and “Tangled,” Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards and in film credits including “Let Them All Talk,” “Storks,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Purl,” “Small Town Crime,” “SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” and “Own The Room.”  Schroeder created and curated three seasons of the concert series “Journey Through Jazz” at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District in conjunction with the Las Vegas Jazz Society, the Jazz Education Network, the Nevada School of the Arts and the Clark County School District. 



CT! Adam Schroeder and Mark Masters Celebrate Clark Terry

Schroeder's latest work is a collaboration with Mark Masters, a tribute to the late Clark Terry. This album features arrangements of Terry's originals played by a star-studded band led by Schroeder. "CT!" is available on all streaming platforms, as well as on Vinyl or CD. Click play below for a sample!

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