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Adam Smale

“Standing strong in the field of “Jazz”… Adam Smale is one of the serious devotees… an exciting new voice on the scene …take notice!” – Pat Martino

For guitarist/composer Adam Smale, the pursuit of musical expression began at the tender age of seven years old. Today, four decades later, that journey has reached a new peak with the release of his new quartet CD, Out of the Blue, which clearly demonstrates the extraordinary results spawned from the various twists and turns of all of those years of development.

Born in 1967 in a small working class community in Northern Ontario, Adam’s musical roots were first set in Country and Bluegrass. Too small at seven to handle the 5-string banjo that was his desire, he took up the guitar, immediately forming a lifelong bond and personal commitment to the instrument. By the time he was 12, he was performing professionally with local groups and by the time he was 14, he was an experienced professional, performing in clubs, bars, community events, weddings and private parties.

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”Your album is excellent; your playing style on your guitars is unique. I will be playing it more and other jazz DJs will play it for sure.” Jerry Bloom WFCF 88.5 FM

“Adam Smale is a consummate guitar stylist that is bridging the gap between respecting the past and observing jazz and improvisational music’s present and future.” Eric Harabadian

“Out of the Blue is an album with a kick.” Jack Goodstein

“Each composition and delivery on this CD offers something not only entertaining, interesting and musically creative, but also art inspired.” Dee Dee McNeil

“A solid guitar date sure to have sitting down jazz fans bouncing in their seats

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New York, NY

Willing to teach



Available: Monday-Friday

Please visit for scheduling & rates.


Date Event Time
Nov11Fri Adam Smale
The Lexington Hotel
New York, NY
5:00 PM


Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue


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