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Nussbaum, Adam

Nussbaum, Adam, drums; b. New York City, 29 November 1955. Raised in Norwalk CT from 4.

Nussbaum studied piano from 7 1/2 to 12 with a student of Bartok. Originally self taught on drums. He studied at Emerson College, Boston MA, 1973-4, and City College of NY, 1975 - 1978. He's been a music educator at New York University, The New School of Social Research, Long Island University, Jamey Aebersold's Summer Jazz Band Camps and clinics in USA, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He's had associations with the John Abercrombie Trio 1991 - present, James Moody Quartet 1996 - present, Steve Swallow Quintet 1996 - present , Kenny Wheeler Quartet 1996 - present, Jerry Bergonzi Quartet 1989 - present , Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen Trio 1992 - 1996, Beirach/McClure Trio 1985 - 1994 , Toots Thielemans Quartet 1986 - 1995, Eliane Elias Trio 1988 - 1994, The Doky Brothers 1989 - 1993, Bob Berg Quartet 1993, Very Big Carla Bley Band 1992, Michael Brecker Band 1987 - 1990, George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band Trio 1984 - 1997, Mike Stern Trio 1985 - 1988, Gil Evans Orchestra 1983 - 1986, Randy Brecker /Eliane Elias Quartet 1984 - 1985, Gary Burton Quartet 1985, Stan Getz Quartet 1982 - 1984, Bob Brookmeyer Sextet 1982 - 1983, John Scofield Trio Quartet 1978 - 1983 and  David Liebman Quintet 1978 - 1981. He's done freelance work with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Hank Crawford, Eddie Gomez, Don Grolnick, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Chuck Mangione, David "Fathead" Newman, Art Pepper, Kenny Rankin, Sonny Rollins, David Sanborn, Phil Woods, WDR Big Band, Lausanne Big Band, Danish Radio Big Band and the American Jazz Orchestra.

John Abercrombie: Tactics, Speak of the Devil, While We're Young; Patricia Barber: A Distortion of Love; Stefan Bauer: Best of Two Worlds; Chuck Bergeron: Loyalties; Anders Bergcrantz: C, In This Together, Live at Sweet Basil; Jerry Bergonzi: Just Within, On Again, Lineage, The Standard Gonz; Paul Bley: If We May; Salvatore Bonafede: Actor-Actress; Michael Brecker: The Cost Of Living, Live, Now You See It..(Now You Don't), Don't Try This At Home; George Cables: I Mean You; Joey Calderazzo: In The Door; Gary Campbell: Thick Thin; Ted Curson: I Heard Mingus; Albert Dailey: Renaissance; Eddie Daniels: Real Time; Lars Danielsson: Origo, Continuation; Peter Delano: Bite Of The Apple; Christian Minh Doky: Letters, The Sequel; Niels Lan Doky: Friendship; Doky Brothers: The Toronto Concert; Miles Donahue: The Good Listener; Marc Ducret: Le Kodo; Bill Evans: Living in The Crest of a Wave; Gil Evans: Live at Sweet Basil vols. 1 and 2; Art Farmer / Slide Hampton: In C oncert; Hal Galper: Ivory Forest; Herb Geller: A Jazz Song Book; Bruce Gertz: Discovery Zone, Third Eye, Blueprint; George Gruntz: Mock-Lo-Motion, Blues'n Dues Et Cetera, Serious Fun!, First Prize; Tom Harrell: Visiones, Sail Away; Conrad Herwig: New York Breed, The Amulet, New York Hardball, With Every Breath; Chris Hunter: I Want You, Scarborough Fair; Ove Ingmarsson: Heart of the Matter; Nucio Intrieri: Jazz My Dear; Chris Kase: Starting Now; Morgana King: Simply Eloquent; Niclas Knudsen: Human Beat Boxer; Lee Konitz: New York Album, Round and Round; Andy LaVerne: Farewell; Soren Lee Trio; David Liebman: Time Line, Homage to John Coltrane, If They Only Knew, Doin' It Again; Joe Locke: Very Early, Scenario; Ron McClure: Inspiration, Tonite Only, McJolt; Jim McNeely: East Coast Blow Out, From the Heart. Rick Margitza: Color; Kazu Michishita: You Can Dream; Karlheinz Miklin: Last Waltz; Tisziji Munoz: Hearing Voices, Leaving This Planet; Mark Murphy: Kerouac, Then and Now; Judy Niemack: Straight Up; David O'Higgins: Beats Working For A Living; Peter O'Mara: Avenue "U"; Chuck Owen: Jazz Surge; Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen: To A Brother; Jeff Palmer: Abracadabra, Lazer Wizard; Jackie Paris: Lucky to be Me; Jaco Pastorius: Live In New York City ; Charles Pillow: Currents; Doug Raney: Blues On A Par; Mikael Raberg Big Band; Fritz Renold: Starlight, Bostonian Friends Peace For Africa; Mike Richmond: New Blues, On The Edge; Dave Santoro: Introducing; Loren Schoenberg: 'Sposin; John Scofield: Out Like a Light, Shinola, Who's Who, Bar Talk, Rough House; Lew Soloff: Hanalei Bay; Mark Soskin: Around the Corner. Views From Here; Dave Stryker: Stardust, Passage; Steve Swallow: Deconstructed, Damaged in Transit (2002); Hans Ulrik: Day After Day; Sigurd Ulveseth: Infant Eyes, To Wisdom, The Prize; Dan Wall: Off The Wall; Bobby Watson: Advance; Peter Weniger: Key of the Moment; Torben Westergaard: What I Miss; Jack Wilkins: Artwork; Glenn Wilson: Elusive, Impasse; Various Artists: Yule Struttin' (with Elaine Elias, John Scofield), Select Live Sax Workshop (with Michael Brecker, Bill Evans, Stanley Turrentine); Come Together (with Toots Thielemans); A Jazz Christmas

Television and video:
John Abercrombie, Franco Ambrosetti, Bob Berg, Carla Bley, Michael Brecker, Gary Burton, Ted Curson,  Gil Evans, Sos Fenger, Stan Getz, George Gruntz, David Liebman, James Moody, David Sanborn, John Scofield and Toots Thielemans

Sonor - drums
Zildjian - cymbals sticks
Evans - drum heads
Shure - microphones
Drum Workshop - hardware
Canopus - snare drums
Latin Percussion - percussion
Fredrico - accessories

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