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Adam Claussen

Originally from Derry, New Hampshire, Adam is a graduate of the University of Miami Frost School of Music with a B.M. in Studio Music & Jazz. Adam has accumulated over a decade of experience in music, and has developed professional-grade skills in saxophone/flute/clarniet performance, teaching, composition, arranging, film and media music, orchestration, video editing, and much more. At the Frost School of Music, Adam studied saxophone under Gary Keller. He has performed with many ensembles at Frost, including the Downbeat Award-winning Concert Jazz Band under the direction of Grammy-Winning musician John Daversa, the Frost Septet, and the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, as well as numerous other ensembles

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University of Miami Concert Jazz Band: Romances

Read "Romances" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

Since its inception in 1967, the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band has become one of the world’s pre-eminent educational jazz ensembles. Sixteen times Downbeat has awarded the band its DB Award. Over the past 22 years the band has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, Central America, and the Middle East, and appearing with it ...

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University of Miami Concert Jazz Band: Romances

Read "Romances" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Romances, a new release from Summit Records' Education Division, prominently features the music of bandleader Maria Schneider, premiering the Three Romances commissioned of the composer by the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band. In addition to the aforementioned suite, the disc opens with Ms. Schnieder’s 1985 composition “Lately," featuring solos by bassist Dennis Marks, guitarist Jon ...