Adam Nolan

Adam Nolan

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: Ireland

A fearless saxophonist. Brutally honest, explosive, very direct, raw and spiritual.
—Saxophonist Ireland

Updated: December 23, 2021

Born: August 6, 1993

Adam Nolan is a free jazz saxophonist based in Ireland. In the past 3 years he has become known as one of the most fearless jazz musicians on the planet. Each album is completely concept based and 100 percent improvised. Striving to create new scenes and landscapes with a bold edge unlike anything currently on the scene. His authenticity comes from his modern approach with old school style concepts. A very interesting character and is completely in it for innovation and the desire for a new way of creativity to spread throughout the globe. He is the real deal.

Each show is completely different and all the music is 100 percent improvised, completely based on the energy of the environment and the audience. Perfect for festivals as the ever changing sound will never leave the listener bored. An adventure of a lifetime the world has been waiting for. Pure honest raw improvisation. Energy and meditation are the driving force in the philosophy and preparation for such mind blowing music.

Awards

Jazzahead Bursary 2021 by Culture Ireland and on the Irish Team with Improvised Music Company. 1/1 In Major Jazz Performance Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Institute 2016. Winner of Senior Saxophonist Competition Kilkenny Music Festival 2010.


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“It's more difficult to target the biggest influences on Nolan. They may be from outer space, as few earthlings have that kind of lung capacity. What he does musically inside those long winded furloughs is as remarkable as his open minded and creative note selections. All on the fly, improvisational, and indeed primal. Nolan reaches down into a guttural level that is somewhere between mind blowing and magnificent. He gets responses from his bandmates that at times have interplay logic or reactive quality. Just as often the return is starting up their own elements, adding them to the mix, and giving Nolan something else to play with, respond to, or not

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