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Percussionist, vibraphonist, composer, arranger, and jazz pianist Adam Pfannenstiel is quickly making a name for himself throughout the Philadelphia area. Born and raised in Southampton, Pennsylvania, Pfannenstiel began studying jazz and percussion at a young age. He studied at the esteemed Settlement Music School in Philadelphia with Robert Landham and Wendell Hobbs. In 2009, he earned his Bachelor of Music Education/Jazz Performance degree from Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, where he had the opportunity to study with some of the top jazz and classical musicians in the Philadelphia area. They include Dan Monaghan, Steve Fidyk, Glenn Steele, Bill Kerrigan, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, Ben Schachter, Bruce Barth, and Norman David. In 2007, Pfannenstiel was named winner of the prestigious Temple University-Mellon Jazz Scholarship, a $5,000 tuition award presented to a promising jazz student. In 2008, he was selected as a finalist in the Percussive Arts Society’s Jazz Vibraphone Contest, held in Austin, Texas, where he placed second in the competition. Adam can be found performing in many jazz and classical ensembles throughout the Philadelphia area on vibraphone, drum set, and piano. Pfannenstiel has had the opportunity to perform with some of the great names in jazz such as Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Sean Jones, Benny Golson, Terell Stafford, Dick Oatts, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, John Clayton, Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, Frank Wess, Joe Wilder, Clark Terry, and Carla Cook

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