About Adam Abrams
Get to know Adam Abrams
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Adam Abrams started playing music at the age of 9 years old. He began studying the clarinet in elementary school. As Adam’s interest in music grew, he also began to learn to play the alto saxophone, where later he joined his middle school’s jazz band. Adam studied privately on both instruments.
After graduating high school, Adam attended Muhlenberg College for a year before transferring to Temple University to study and pursue music. Currently studying with saxophonist and faculty member Tim Warfield, Adam has also studied with Dick Oatts, and performed in ensembles coached by veteran faculty members, Joe Magnarelli, John Swana, Eric Alexander and Tim Green.
Adam has also had the privilege of playing in the Temple University Jazz Band, performing with such artists as Dick Oatts, Tim Warfield, Marshall Gilkes, and program director, Terell Stafford.
Adam can be heard on Vince Mendoza’s new Grammy nominated commission entitled “Constant Renaissance,” which features the Temple University Studio Orchestra, Terell Stafford, and Dick Oatts. Adam also played on the Temple University Jazz Band’s “COVID Session: A Social Call,” which was recorded completely remotely during the COVID pandemic.
Adam has performed at venues including The Kimmel Center, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival and Chris’ Jazz Cafe.
Adam continues to practice, study, and listen to great musicians that preceded him, trying to learn as much as possible towards mastery. He will be graduating from Temple University in the Spring of 2021.