Adam Hutcheson, a highly talented and sought-after saxophonist based in New York City, is known for his remarkable skill and dedication to jazz. With a career spanning performances at iconic venues and significant achievements in both educational and professional realms, Hutcheson has established himself as a prominent figure in the contemporary jazz scene.
Originally an alto saxophonist with the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony (AYWS) from 2003 to 2005, Hutcheson’s early exposure to high-level performance set the stage for his future successes. Hutcheson’s time in New York has been marked by a mix of world-class talent and intense competition, which has driven him to continually hone his skills and elevate his playing to new heights.
In addition to his performance career, Hutcheson is dedicated to music education. He teaches at Skidmore College and runs a private music studio in Manhattan. His teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of real instruments and the power of live music, countering the trend towards electronically produced music.
Hutcheson’s performance history includes an impressive stint as lead alto in the Grammy-nominated University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band. His tenure with this renowned ensemble saw him performing in major cities such as London, Dublin, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a two-time finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition and has won several student awards from Downbeat Magazine.
Following his academic pursuits, Hutcheson recorded his debut album, “Dreaming is Free,” and has worked as a sideman on numerous other jazz albums. His career has also seen him play shows alongside some of his musical heroes, including master drummers Victor Lewis and Mike Clark, further solidifying his reputation in the jazz community.
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