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Saxophonist, composer, educator, environmentalist, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Cordero is based in Brooklyn, New York. At 21, his dedication to music has led him to play at numerous established venues in the New York area such as Bar Next Door, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Williamsburg Music Center, and The Jazz Loft. His environmentally-conscious quintet “Arcadia” holds fall/spring benefit concerts, in their last season, they were held on October 4th, 2019 and March 6th, 2020. The concerts raised hundreds of dollars for the Amazon Rainforest and Australian Wildlife respectively. Adam recently released his first album, “Ashland” alongside Odin Scherer on October 2nd, 2020, 50% of proceeds were donated to the Latino Community Foundation’s California Wildfire Relief Fund. “Ashland” has been regarded by master composer Kirk Nurock as “lush, soaring, and healing– the compositions weave through offbeat meters with intellect and grace.” Adam was named a National YoungArts Foundation Winner in Jazz Saxophone in 2018, and in 2019, his group performed on the East Coast’s premier jazz radio station, WBGO. In addition to playing saxophones, Adam also plays clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, and bassoon.
Odin Scherer is a guitarist, composer, and improviser from Katonah, New York. At the age of 22, he is now based in Brooklyn, New York. Since moving to the city, he has performed at venues including Bar Next Door, Williamsburg Music Center, ShapeShifter Lab, Tishman Auditorium at The New School, and WBGO radio station in New Jersey. His diverse research interests include West African and Cuban folkloric music, wildlife and ecosystems, Black American music, and impressionist classical music and visual art. Odin’s debut record with Adam Cordero, “Ashland” was released on bandcamp on October 2nd, 2020, which features original compositions from both and raised money for the Latino Community Foundation’s California Wildfire Relief Fund. He also has poetry published in Volume 9 of Eleven and a Half, Eugene Lang College’s literary journal.Odin plans to graduate from The New School this spring with a BFA in Jazz Guitar Performance. He studies with Mary Halvorson, Tony Malaby, Miles Okazaki, Andrew Cyrille, Reggie Workman, Craig Weinrib, and David Virelles.