Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Adam Schneit grew up in Portland, Maine, and has made Brooklyn his home since 2006. He earned a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with esteemed artists including Steve Lacy and Bob Brookmeyer. Since moving to New York, he has contributed to the work of performers in a range of genres, from jazz musicians to singer-songwriters. Among the creative artists he has made music with are Kenny Wollesen, Sean Moran, Eivind Opsvik, David Ambrosio, George Schuller, Jacob Sacks, Chris Lightcap, Vinnie Sperrazza, Devin Gray, Flin van Hemmen, Sunny Kim, Heather Masse and Sofia Koutsovitis. He leads the Adam Schneit Band, is a co-leader of Old Time Musketry, and regularly plays as a sideman in a number of groups, including the Anna Weber/Angela Morris Big Band and the Jesse Peterson Quartet. He also played on the soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated film, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
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“…like songs without a singer. The leader’s tenor saxophone voice is up-close and warm…seeking emotional communication, giving space to lyrical ideas.”
-Martin Longley, Downbeat
“…the quartet executes a fluid, power-packed opus, featuring the guitarist’s hardcore licks and the leader’s torrid sax soloing.”
-Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz