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Zach Adleman Bio

Montclair, New Jersey drummer Zach Adleman has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards After Parties, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Newport Jazz Festival, alongside jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Mike LeDonne, and Randy Brecker. Additionally, Zach has received a GRAMMY for playing percussion on the song "Water in Cupped Hands", on Ted Nash's 2016 release, the "Presidential Suite."A scholarship recipient at the prestigious Michigan State University jazz studies program, Zach was asked to join eminent trombonist Michael Dease's band and is featured on one of his latest releases "Reaching Out" for Posi-Tone Records. Additionally, on Posi-Tone, Zach recorded his debut record as a co-leader of the Becoming Quintet, “One-Track Mind,” earning a JazzTimes and DownBeat article on this freshman release.

In 2017, Zach won the J.C Heard National Drum Competition, where he led his own trio, featuring Rodney Whitaker, at the 2017 Detroit Jazz Festival.

In his formative years, Zach was extensively involved in outstanding jazz programs like Jazz House Kids and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. Today, he strives to embody one of Rodney Whitaker’s sayings, “each one, teach one”, by doing educational outreach. Zach has served on faculty at the Jazz Institute @ Brevard and works every year at the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop. Currently, he is pursuing a Masters Degree at Juilliard, in addition to performing with the Artist Diploma Ensemble.

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