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Adam Meckler


Adam Meckler is a trumpet player, composer and educator living in Minneapolis, MN. He holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Lawrence University, and a M.M in Trumpet Performance from the University of Minnesota. Adam has toured with Youngblood Brass Band, Nooky Jones, The Jana Nyberg Group, Lulu's Playground, the Jack Brass Band, and Todd Clouser's A Love Electric. He also plays regularly with The Graydon Peterson Quartet, The Brass Barn Polka Band, The Good The Bad The Funky and The Pete Whitman X-Tet. Meckler was the 2014 recipient of MacPhail Center for Music's Artist Development Grant resulting in When the Clouds Look Like This, a full length album of original music for Jazz Orchestra composed and directed by Meckler


Magnificent Madness

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2019
Track listing: Magnificent Madness; Let's Live; Let's Live - Part Two; Jennsong; Our Death Under Your Pillow; Fall Leaves and Apple Trees; The Tao of Heavy D.

Article: Album Review

Adam Meckler: Magnificent Madness

Read "Magnificent Madness" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Non so se Minneapolis è considerata “provincia" nel vasto territorio statunitense (nel campo del jazz certamente si, rispetto ai poli storici di New York, Los Angeles e Chicago) ma spesso dalla provincia giungono alte prove di creatività. Il trombettista, educatore e bandleader Adam Meckler deve ancora trovare ampi riconoscimenti ma il suo debutto orchestrale del 2014 ...



Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Wander; The Sun Sets Slowly; One Creaking Birch Tree; The Call; Improvisation; Little Wild Child; Let's Live; Drew's Beard; Atomium Jules.

Article: Album Review

Adam Meckler Quintet: Wander

Read "Wander" reviewed by Vic Albani

Secondo album in quintetto per Adam Meckler, talentuoso trombettista di Minneapolis, già messosi in luce con la sua “Orchestra," combo di diciotto elementi più volte citato da molti articolisti statunitensi come una delle migliori nuove realtà del jazz a stelle e strisce degli ultimi anni. Il lavoro, edito dall'attenta Shifting Paradigm Records, è ...


When The Clouds Look Like This

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Busta Jones; Skyline; Sparkly Eyes; When The Clouds Look Like This; Open Your Eyes; Beautiful Beatrice.


Article: Album Review

Adam Meckler Orchestra: When The Clouds Look Like This

Read "When The Clouds Look Like This" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The image that adorns the cover of When The Clouds Look Like This--three weathered valves rising from the mist, a finger button inexplicably missing from the middle valve--is something of a mystery. Is it a riddle? A metaphor of some sort? Or is it simply an image that appealed to these musicians? Only those involved with ...


Article: Album Review

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric: 20th Century Folk Selections

Read "20th Century Folk Selections" reviewed by Mark Corroto

More than rock musicians and more than blues artists, jazz musicians carry the greatest burden of musical legacy. There are not stories about a contemporary rock musician who dedicates his career to mastering The Beatles catalog, or of the one who's playing is paralyzed because she cannot deal with Jimi Hendrix's solos. Nope. Only in jazz ...


News: Performance / Tour

Jana Nyberg Group Releases "Fever" at Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis), August 20th

Jana Nyberg Group Releases "Fever" at Hell’s Kitchen (Minneapolis), August 20th

It only makes sense that a hot genre-bending jazz/pop band like the Jana Nyberg Group would release a CD titled Fever in Hell's Kitchen! And that's the plan for Saturday night, August 20th, when vocalist Jana Nyberg brings her devilishly smoldering ensemble to downtown Minneapolis after similar celebration in Door County last weekend. Twin Citian Jana ...


News: Performance / Tour

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

A Love Electric Announce Summer Tour

Ropedope Records artist Todd Clouser and his quintet, A Love Electric, have announced their summer tour, spanning the upper midwest and east coast. The band's press release “A Love Electric, on leave from touring overseas and under the border, take their genre bending, “blistering neo-jazz rock (The Prague Post, June 2011)," “sporting avant flourishes and grooves ...


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