Born: August 8, 1984 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Adam Meckler is a professional trumpet player, composer and educator living in Saint Paul, MN. He holds a B.Mus in Jazz Studies from Lawrence University, and a M.M in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota. He has studied composition with some of the finest composers in the world including Fred Sturm, Dean Sorenson, Doug Richards, and Richard Sussman. Meckler has toured all over the world with The Jana Nyberg Group, Lulu's Playground, the Jack Brass Band, and Todd Clouser's A Love Electric (Ropeadope Records, Royal Potato Family Records). He plays regularly with his big band, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, and also plays regularly with The Graydon Peterson Quartet, The Nexus Ensemble, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Good The Bad The Funky, and The Pete Whitman X-Tet.
Adam is one of three founders of SoKillingMan.com, a site dedicated to transcription and analysis of jazz solos, and is faculty at MacPhal Center for Music and adjunct faculty at Bethel University in Trumpet and Jazz. He is frequently called upon to clinic at the Middle/High School and College Levels, and greatly enjoys working in this platform. He has had the pleasure of performing with DJ Logic, Klezmerica, The Artie Shaw Orchestra, Fatbook, Nova Jazz Orchestra, La Gran Charanga and many more. You can hear Adam's music, take a look at his calendar and purchase his records here at adammeckler.com. Follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamMeckler
Awards: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
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)
Jana Nyberg Group
Meckler Music House
Tracks: California Christmas, Santa Baby, I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm, Minnesota Dream, Just Tonight, Nearness of You, Let It Snow, Aguas De Marco, Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming, Baby It's Cold Outside, Let It Snow, First Sip, Winter Song
Personnel: Jana Nyberg: Vocals. Adam Meckler: Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocals. Evan Montgomery: Guitar. Greg Schutte, Zach Schmidt: Drums, Matt Peterson, Brian Courage: Bass
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Saint Paul, MN
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students
Trumpet/Jazz Faculty, MacPhail Center For Music, Minneapolis, MN