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Adam Meckler

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

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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.” -

“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”)

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Minneapolis, MN

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


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

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Shifting Paradigm Records
When The Clouds Look Like This
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