A 75 minute set with saxophonist, Adam Cordero and guitarist, Odin Scherer! Performed on Sunday, January 17th, 2021. Was one of the most musically adventurous we’ve presented.
Here’s a clip from the concert:
Here’s a promo video we shot before the show:
They performed some selections from their recent Ashland album:
And other new, never before heard compositions as well.
Don’t miss this chance to hear this beautiful music in a live setting!
//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.
Adam is interested in environmentally-conscious music, using nature’s boundless unknowns, present-futures, and pasts as a vehicle for creation. His primary project, “Arcadia” is a band that unites people in the need to preserve our environment. The word Arcadia represents harmony with nature and ideas of peace. He hopes his music will inspire listeners to take action against climate change. Adam Cordero’s Arcadia consists of a quintet featuring Odin Scherer on guitar, Nicholas Augusta on piano, Solomon Gottfried on bass and Henry Mermer on drums.
Adam is currently a senior pursuing a BFA degree at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he studies with Reggie Workman, Andew Cyrille, Chris Cheek, Billy Harper, Mary Halvorson, and Will Vinson.//
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