Adam Kolker

Tenor and soprano saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist Adam Kolker has been involved in contemporary jazz since the mid-'90s, and has proven himself a capable sideman and emerging leader.

Born in Manhattan and raised in Philadelphia, Kolker earned his B.A. degree at the University of Miami-Florida and an M.A. at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He was a member of musical ensembles supporting various Broadway shows both on tour and in New York City, where he eventually moved in 1989. What thrust Kolker into the limelight was his fruitful time as a member of Ray Barretto's New World Spirit Latin jazz combos from 1994 through 2002, at a time when this band was nominated for two Grammys. Recordings with Barretto include the 1995 album My Summertime; the 1997 recording Contact! for Blue Note; Barretto's crowning achievement, Portraits in Jazz and Clave for the RCA Victor...

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Albums featuring Adam Kolker

5 records