Adam Niewood

Adam Niewood (Saxophones, various woodwinds, EWI / electronic wind instrument, Drums) is a jazz improviser and American composer living in Manhattan New York, USA.

Adam grew up in a musical household in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. His father Gerry: an improvising jazz musician and freelancing woodwind doubler. His mother Gurly: a classical clarinetist and pianist, with a full-roster of local piano students.

“Piano lessons on the first floor - Jazz on the 3rd floor - There was music floating around in the house every day!!!”

This environment lead to a young Adam marching around the dining room table with a penny whistle, and first tooting into a soprano Saxophone at age 2.

By the time Adam was five years old, he had tagged along with his parents on two world tours with Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel, and Liza Minnelli.

Adam's first instrument was the clarinet in fourth grade, for instrumental music in NJ public schools, but he quickly gravitated towards the Alto saxophone. In high school Adam's band director decided to switch Adam from Alto to Tenor.

“The sound of the Tenor got me. This is when I started checking out my father’s recordings. A couple years later during my junior year in highschool, I got the great opportunity to play 2nd tenor in a Big band including: Joe Romano, Larry Covelli, Lew Soloff, Don Menza, my father Gerry, Steve Gadd, etc. for a short tour... That was all I needed to convince me that I wanted to go to music school, and play music professionally.”

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”Adam Niewood & His Rabble Rousers - Epic Journeys Volumes I & II (Double CD, Innova Recordings, Jazz)

This beautifully packaged set features two CDs from Adam Niewood & His Rabble Rousers. The first disc is more structured and features all original compositions by Niewood. The second disc begins and ends with Niewood compositions...but the remaining seven tracks are free group improvisations. There's a lot to take in here...in total these discs feature approximately two hours' worth of music. Joining Niewood on these recordings are Kristjan Randalu, Jesse Lewis, Chris Higgins, Matt Brewer, Rohin Khemani, and Greg Ritchie

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Epic Journey, Volumes I & II

Epic Journey, Volumes...

Innova Recordings
2010

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Adam Niewood & His Rabble Rousers: Epic Journey, Volumes I & II

Adam Niewood & His...

Innova Recordings
2009

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Epic Journey, Volumes I & II

Epic Journey, Volumes...

Innova Recordings
2008

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Epic Journey Volumes I and II

Epic Journey Volumes...

Innova Recordings
2008

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Introducing Adam Niewood

Introducing Adam...

Native Language
2006

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Id Trio + one

Id Trio + one

Native Language
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Where's The Cat?

Where's The Cat?

Adam Niewood
Id Trio + one

Demented Lullaby

Demented Lullaby

Adam Niewood
Id Trio + one

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