||Adjunct Professor of Music
D.M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.M., Percussion Performance, Winthrop University
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Dr. Adam Snow is a Charlotte, NC based drummer/percussionist who
regularly performs across the East Coast with a variety of artists and
ensembles. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Music at Davidson College since
2004 and Winthrop University since 2005. He is also a faculty member with Jazz
Arts Initiative, a non-profit organization that works with middle and high
school students in the Charlotte metro area.
Modern Drummer magazine claims that, “Snow has the right touch
for all of the grooves, whether evoking the spirit of Hendrix, Miles, or The
Meters.” Over the years, he has had the opportunity to perform with jazz
masters such as Cyrus Chestnut and Russell Malone, New Orleans funk legend
George Porter Jr. of The Meters, South African Kora Master Pops Mohamed, West
African Djembéfola Mohamed Da Costa, Shona Mbira visionary Chartwell Dutiro of
Thomas Mapfumo's Blacks Unlimited, Afro-Cuban percussion virtuosos Jesus Diaz
and Michael Spiro, and the late Clarence "Big Man" Clemons of Bruce
Springsteen’s E Street Band.
From 2002 to 2008, Snow toured the United States with the modern
jazz trio called Green Light. The band’s four albums were met with critical
acclaim and during his tenure with Green Light, Snow shared the stage with
artists such as John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge,
Wayne Krantz, Jimmy Herring, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock, and Melvin Seals,
In 2013, Adam began touring with the New York City based band Matuto.
The self-proclaimed “pioneers of Brazilian Bluegrass” blend elements of forró
from the Northeast of Brazil with Americana, Old Time, and Bluegrass. Jazz
Times magazine calls them “weird, wonderful, unorthodox, and delightful” and
The Chicago Sun Times puts them at “the heights of world music sophistication.”
Through the U.S. State Department’s American Musicians Abroad (AMA) program,
Matuto has travelled the globe as ambassadors for American culture and Adam has
had the opportunity to travel and perform with Matuto in the United Kingdom,
and from coast to coast, in Canada and the United States.
Adam received a Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music
degree from Winthrop University. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree
from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Snow endorses
Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets.