Adam Meckler

Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: August 8, 1984    

Adam Meckler is a trumpet player, composer and educator living in Saint Paul, MN. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Lawrence University, and a M.M in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota. Adam has toured with Youngblood Brass Band, The Jana Nyberg Group, Lulu's Playground, the Jack Brass Band, and Todd Clouser's A Love Electric. He also plays regularly with Nooky Jones, The Graydon Peterson Quartet, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Good The Bad The Funky and The Pete Whitman X-Tet.

Meckler is the 2014 recipient of MacPhail Center for Music's Artist Development Grant and will release a full length album of original music for Jazz Orchestra in Fall of 2014 with the Adam Meckler Orchestra. He holds Faculty positions in trumpet and Jazz at McNally Smith College of Music, and MacPhail Center for Music....
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Artist Development Grant, MacPhail Center for Music, 2014 National Trumpet Competition, Jazz Division Semi-Finalist, 2011 Downbeat: Best College Jazz Ensemble 2007, Lawrence University Lawrence University's prestigious jazz composition award being inducted in to the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society. Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Leadership in Music award
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    When The Clouds Look Like This

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Featured recording “When The Clouds Look Like This”

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When The Clouds Look Like This

Self Produced (2014)
”Meckler, a fine trumpeter in many contexts, is not only a wise bandleader but an inventive composer as well, guaranteeing fresh repertoire for such fine soloists as the captivating saxophonist Nelson Devereaux.” -

“Stunning, stunning experience! I've heard a lot and this is one of the rare occasions. The leadership is absolutely outstanding. The literature in that book, just superior! I've had good experiences - this is one in two, three or four.” - Leigh Kamman (retired host of MPR's “The Jazz Image”)

Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationMinneapolis, MN

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundTrumpet/Jazz Faculty, McNally Smith College of Music, St Paul MN; MacPhail Center For Music, Minneapolis/Chanhassen, MN

Trumpet: Getzen Genesis, Flugel Horn: Kastul Custom Class (brushed copper), Mouthpiece: Bach 3c (gold)/Stork Studio Master XV6
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