Charlie Adams


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BIO: Charlie began playing drums at the age of 13 after he bought a red snare drum for fifty cents. For Adams, the drums represent both a physical and a creative instrument. There is a great power in playing an instrument that requires such physical prowess, but there is grace and delicacy involved as well. He soon went on to study with Bob Tilles and Phil Stanger of Chicago and played a concert series with Don Ellis and Stan Kenton while attending college. He also played in the college jazz band, the symphony orchestra and the marching band. With his diverse musical training and basic sense of balance and timing, Charlie knows when to add frills and when to keep it down to bare bones.

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