Fans of Jazz at the Lincoln Center will know that Adrian first came to play in New York in 2018 to celebrate 30 years of Jazz at the Lincoln Centre, with host Glenn Close telling the crowd – “He blew the roof off London!” – The London show was a celebration of Benny Goodman, hosted by Wynton Marsalis, which earned Adrian rave reviews and his invitation to play in New York.
Adrian is now delighted to be bringing his quartet (feat. Joe Webb (piano); Gethin Jones (drums); Simon Read (bass)) to New York for his own show – Profoundly Blue, the music of Edmond Hall.
Having started playing clarinet aged six, by age 15 Adrian had left home to become a professional musician, playing hundreds of shows a year ever since.
Adrian has honed his talent with a whole range of musicians, playing jazz, blues, funk and ska, but jazz has always been his defining sound.
2017 saw Adrian drawing on the music of his favorite jazz clarinetist – Edmond Hall, to create the show ‘Profoundly Blue.’ Telling the story of his hero's life and work. The band have been invited to record sessions on high profile BBC Radio shows with Cerys Matthews’ and Clare Teal earning them a loyal fan base.
With this high-profile support, “Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’” has now completed three extensive European tours. The band have produced two albums and sold over 2000 CDs. Both albums are now also available to stream on Spotify.
Being praised by Time Out as ‘London’s most charismatic reeds man’ – Cox is a warm and welcoming front man. Now taking more time to write and perform original music, 2020 will see the release of a new album of original music and a tour for Adrian Cox to finally present ‘Adrian Cox.’
The story continues…
2018: Guy Barker at The Royal Albert Hall
2018: Wynton Marsallis and Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Barbican, London; Lincoln Center, New York
2016 – 2018: Kansas Smitty’s House Band.
2009: Paloma Faith – for BBC Radio 1
2009 – continuing: Bad Manners (Ska)
2004 – 2012: TJ Johnson’s Band (Jazz and Blues)
1999 – 2004: Richard Bennett’s New Orleans Jazz Band
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