Los Angeles based baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder, the first call for a growing multitude of musical circumstances, has firmly established his influential voice as a major force in the global jazz community. Recognized as a “Rising Star" on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th Annual Critic’s Poll as well as in the 76th, 79th and 80th Annual Reader’s Poll and the JazzEd Magazine 2014 Readers Poll, Schroeder is known equally for his hard-driving muscular swing, ferocious be-bopping, meticulous musicianship and leadership as well as his exquisite sound. His style has been described as possessing soul a la Carney, intricate lines like those of Chaloff and Adams, the in-the-pocket swing of Mulligan and the hard-driving take-no-prisoners approach of Smulyan. This description of Schroeder’s approach is a concise ‘short list’ of the baritone saxophone lineage with which Schroeder’s name should duly be added for he is truly a master of the most unwieldy of traditional jazz instruments.

Continuing to receive rave reviews, “Let’s," (CAPRI 2014) Schroeder’s second release as a leader was recognized by the JazzWeek National Jazz Radio Chart as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2014." 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."

Hailing from Sioux City, Iowa, Adam began his musical studies on alto saxophone while in grade school. After an introduction to Charlie Parker in 1992, Schroeder’s musical interest became fixed solely within the jazz idiom where between his junior and senior years, he discovered his saxophonistic voice switching from the alto over to the baritone. Later that same year, Adam was asked to fill the baritone role in the college big band at Clark Terry’s International Institute of Jazz Studies. The acceptance of this position sparked a relationship with the famed trumpeter, which lead to a multitude of musical opportunities shared between them for many years.

In June of 2000, Downbeat Magazine named Mr. Schroeder the Co-Winner of the “Jazz Instrumental Soloist Award" (the 23rd Annual Student Music Awards); the first time that a Baritone Saxophonist has been given this prestigious honor. Later that same year, Mr. Schroeder’s career took off with calls coming in from Columbia Artists (Maureen McGovern and John Pizzarelli in Concert), Clark Terry (The QE2’s 17th Annual Floating Jazz Festival), and from Ray Charles; a call that started a four year relationship up until the singer’s untimely passing.

Throughout his career, Adam has had the fortunate opportunity to play and record with a growing list of musical greats. Highlights include contributions to many Grammy winning and nominated albums; working on NBC’s “The Voice," “X-Factor," “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show;" FOX’s “American Idol;" Disney Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur;" playing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, Sting, SuperSax, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band amongst others. Formerly an adjunct faculty member at Golden West College and Cerritos College in California, Adam now serves as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2016). Schroeder’s guest artist and adjudication appearances slated for 2016 include the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, the Sacramento State University Jazz Festival, the Beaver Creek Ohio Jazz Festival, the Playboy Jazz Festival & Tributes to both Quincy Jones and Ray Charles at the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival.

While maintaining an active schedule, Schroeder’s presence in the jazz community, both stateside and abroad, is felt not only in his intense musicality, but also in his outreach to the community. When asked about his flourishing career, Adam replied, “Clark Terry has not ONCE stopped reaching out to others, always taking time out of his life to give, be it mentoring in music or in life. He instilled that in me from the moment we first met; that’s a lesson I’ll never forget and a lesson I strive to live up to each and every day of my musical life."

Schroeder holds 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. Adam is a Yamaha Artist, a D’Addario Reeds Artist and a Capri Records Artist.