Adam Meckler is a trumpet player, composer and educator living in Minneapolis, 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, Nooky Jones, The Jana Nyberg Group, Lulu's Playground, the Jack Brass Band, and Todd Clouser's A Love Electric. He also plays regularly with The Graydon Peterson Quartet, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Good The Bad The Funky and The Pete Whitman X-Tet.
Meckler was the 2014 recipient of MacPhail Center for Music's Artist Development Grant resulting in When the Clouds Look Like This, a full length album of original music for Jazz Orchestra composed and directed by Meckler. In December of 2014, When The Clouds Look Like This was listed among 2014's Best Jazz Releases on iTunes. Meckler holds Faculty positions in trumpet and Jazz at McNally Smith College of Music, and MacPhail Center for Music. He is also one of three founders of SoKillingMan.com, a site dedicated to transcription and analysis of jazz solos. He is an active educator/clinician maintaining a trumpet studio in the Twin Cities and performing clinics and workshops all over the US and abroad.
Trumpet: Getzen Genesis, Flugel Horn: Kastul Custom Class (brushed copper),
Mouthpiece: Bach 3c (gold)/Stork Studio Master XV6
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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. - JazzPolice.com
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)
Willing to teach
Trumpet/Jazz Faculty, McNally Smith College of Music, St Paul MN; MacPhail Center For Music, Minneapolis/Chanhassen, MN