Patrick Adams is a versatile educator, musician, and composer. He holds a B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory in Jazz Studies and Trumpet Performance and has studied under world-renowned trumpeters Sean Jones, Marcus Belgrave, and Roy Poper, to name a few. He has taught and performed throughout China, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the continental United States. Originally from Prescott, Arizona, he relocated to New York City in 2012 to pursue his musical career. Patrick has his own trumpet, piano, and improvisation private-studio, has taught for Soyulla Artists, and has offered assistance directing the Fordham University Big Band. He has recorded as a sideman on six albums since 2013 and in 2018 he released his debut album under the name of his own band, earthTone. He performs regularly throughout the tristate area with his own project and as a freelance trumpeter.
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Patrick Adams, Trumpet
Eduardo Cordero, Flute
Eduardo Cordero is a versatile musician and multi-instrumentalist who specializes in Latin, jazz, and classical music. Cordero graduated with a Master’s degree in Orchestral Flute Performance from Georgia State University in December 2015, after receiving a Bachelor in Music Performance from Emory University in May 2012. He recently performed at the ACLU’s benefit concert, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and appeared on Brooklyn’s local arts program, Keeping It Real with Shannon. Cordero has worked extensively with nonprofit organizations in Venezuela and the United States, teaching music to children in disenfranchised areas. After working for the Atlanta Music Project in 2011, he worked with El Sistema de Orquestas Nacional in Venezuela. Cordero is now developing a Venezuelan and jazz music fusion concert in New York City.