Adam Schroeder, M.M.
Assistant Professor, Jazz and Commercial Music
Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community, becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations, and a dedicated and devoted advocate for extensive educational outreach. His debut release, “A Handful of Stars,” (CAPRI 2010) reached #10 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart, and was also recognized as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2010.” “Let’s,” (CAPRI 2014) his second release as a leader was recognized by the JazzWeek National Jazz Radio Chart as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2014.”
As a Yamaha, a D’Addario Reeds and a Capri Recording Artist, Adam was voted a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th, 63rd, 64th, 65th and 66th Annual Critic’s Poll, and recognized in Down Beat Magazine’s 76th, 79th, 80th and 82nd Annual Reader’s Polls. He regularly leads his own quartet performing throughout the nation, in addition to serving as a guest artist and clinician for jazz camps and festivals around the globe. Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award winning and nominated albums; playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Ray Charles Orchestra, Michael Bublé, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band.
Schroeder can also be recognized for his network television appearances on NBC’s “The Voice,” “X-Factor,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show;” ABC’s “The Middle,” FOX’s “American Idol,” Disney’s “Elena of Avalor”; and on film soundtracks including “Storks,” “The Good Dinosaur” and “Small Town Crime.”
Appearances slated for 2018/2019 include hosting the second season of the concert series “Journey Through Jazz” at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District, MONK’estra at the Smith Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad Theater and the Wellington Jazz Festival (New Zealand), the Los Angeles Jazz Institute’s ‘Woodchopper’s Ball,’ the 13th Annual ‘Arts in Society’ Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, the 18th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Festival, the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Jazz Camp, the Antelope Valley College Jazz Festival, the 2018 Clark County High School and Middle School Jazz Festivals; and also a Guest Artist and Educational Outreach tour throughout New Zealand in January 2019.
Holding a BM in Jazz Studies from Texas State University, San Marcos, and a MM in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach, Schroeder presently serves as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.