Born: August 8, 1984 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Trumpeter, composer and educator, Adam Meckler graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI in 2007 with a degree in trumpet performance and an emphasis in jazz studies. He was a member of LU's Downbeat award winning Jazz Ensemble (2007) under the direction of Fred Sturm. He was also the recipient of LU’s prestigious jazz composition award being inducted in to the Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia’s Leadership in Music award. Adam is currently finishing up his Masters Degree in Trumpet Performance at the University of Minnesota where he studies trumpet with Dr. David Baldwin, and jazz composition with Dean Sorenson.
Adam and his wife - singer - Jana (Nyberg) currently live in Saint Paul, MN. Adam has had the pleasure of playing with two-time Downbeat Award winning Fatbook, the Stan Bann Big Band, Nova Jazz Orchestra, and The Evan Montgomery Quintet, and plays regularly with the Adam Meckler Quintet, The Jana Nyberg Group, The Jack Brass Band, Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric, Lulu’s Playground, and The Century Brass Quintet. Adam composes for jazz small groups and big bands, but also writes for woodwind quartet, quintet, and brass quintet settings. He has appeared as a sideman on several recordings including The Jana Nyberg Group’s self-titled album, The Jack Brass Band’s upcoming 2011 release, and as a guest soloist with The Nova Jazz Orchestra. You can hear Adam most extensively on his quintet’s debut release, For Dad. In October of 2010, Adam was published in the ITG (International Trumpet Guild) Journal on his work with trumpeter Rex Richardson.
Awards: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
...Like tracks from For Dad, these new tracks are so immediate and frivolous and sparing in the same stroke that we see Meckler as a standout with an entourage. There is no upstaging when AMQ takes the stage as there is an undeniable attention to breath within his work as well as a slicing clarity found in the performances of the group on stage. Lisa Brimmer, Poet, www.2speakeaseblog.wordpress.com
Meckler Music House
Tracks: Banana Lady; Just Wait For Spring; Cold Wind Blowing; I didn't Really Know Her; The Call; Tears, Tears; One More; For Dad; Pebble Beach; Pittsburgh's Song.
Personnel: Adam Meckler: Trumpet. Brandon Wozniak: Saxophones. Zacc Harris: Guitar. Adam Linz: Bass. Greg Schutte: Drums.
As A Side Musician
The Jana Nyberg Group
Meckler Music House
Tracks: Dance Me To The End Of Love; Can't Help Lovin That Man of Mine; Cry Me A River; S'Wonderful; Smile; Sophisticated Lady; At Last; Bye Bye Blackbird; Black Coffee; Summertime; Bluesette.
Personnel: Jana Nyberg: Vocals. Adam Meckler: Trumpet. Evan Montgomery: Guitar. Mark Urness: Bass. Jake Nyberg: Drums.
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Saint Paul, MN
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students