bio

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 

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.

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Adam is currently a senior pursuing a BFA degree at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he studies with Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Chris Cheek, Craig Weinrib, Mary Halvorson, and Billy Harper.

 

the NYC 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. He has shared the stage with established musicians, such as Morgan Guerin, Ingrid Jensen, Marcus Printup and Ted Nash. In addition to playing saxophones, Adam also plays clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, and bassoon.