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Adam Clark

Adam Clark started playing the drums at age 11 while living in Frankfurt, Germany. His father (a career Army band director) started Adam on drum lessons with members of the 3rd Armored Division Spearhead Band. His Mom (a pianist and singer with perfect pitch) taught him how to sing as a toddler and he took piano lessons as a young child. Adam went to school for jazz performance at Mesa Community College and on scholarship at Arizona State University.

Adam Clark has worked with popular artists Lenny Castro, Jimmy Vivino, Casey Abrams, actor/voice artist Patrick Warburton, gospel legend Andrew Gouche and Jazz Legends such as David "Fathead" Newman, Stanley Jordan, Dennis Rowland, Marshall Hawkins, Papa John DeFrancesco and accordion master Frank Marocco. Adam Clark endorses DREAM Cymbals and Gongs and has been heard opening up for such musical legends as Alice Cooper, Joey DeFrancesco, Vince Neil, Angelique Kidjo and Blues Traveler.

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““Having had the pleasure of playing with Adam Clark, I have said publicly on a number of occasions that he is one of the most responsive musicians with whom I have ever worked. Phoenix Mix Tape Vol.1 demonstrates Adam’s extraordinary versatility as he takes the listener on journeys through music from around the world. With the help of some of the best musicians from Phoenix, Adam has created a CD that is sure to please.” (Michael Kocour, Director of Jazz Studies Arizona State University)

““As a venue owner it has been a true pleasure working with percussionist Adam Clark. On top of being an outstanding musician, he is also very aware of his environment. I have tables as little as 10 feet from the stage. He is able to light up the drum set without imposing on the customers ability to converse. I would highly recommend Adam Clark for any professional setting. Cheers!” (Adam Randall, Owner/operator The Grape Ventura)

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