Adam Schroeder

With NSA Since:



Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet


School of JAZZ@NSA

Director, School of JAZZ@NSA

Baritone Saxophonist Adam Schroeder has established his influence as a major voice and force in the global jazz community becoming the first call for a multitude of musical situations in addition to his dedication and devotion towards extensive educational outreach.  His debut release, “A Handful of Stars,” (CAPRI 2010) reached #10 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart and was also recognized as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2010.”  “Let’s,” (CAPRI 2014) his second release as a leader was recognized by the JazzWeek National Jazz Radio Chart as one of the “Top 100 Releases for 2014.”  Holding a BM in Jazz Studies from Texas State University, San Marcos and a MM in Jazz Studies from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, California State University, Long Beach, Schroeder presently serves as an Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  As a Yamaha, a D’Addario Reeds and a Capri Recording Artist, Adam; voted a “Rising Star” on the Baritone Saxophone in Down Beat Magazine’s 59th, 63rd, 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th Annual Critic’s Poll and furthermore recognized in Down Beat Magazine’s 76th, 79th, 80th, 82nd and 84thAnnual Reader’s Polls, regularly leads his own quartet performing throughout the nation in addition to serving as a guest artist and clinician for jazz camps and festivals around the globe.  Currently he is up for his 7th and 8th Grammy nominations (Jan. 2021) for his participation as a core member of John Beasley’s MONK’estra.  All 8 Grammy nominations have come since Schroeder’s appointment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  Performance highlights include contributions to many Grammy Award winning and nominated albums, playing with Lady Gaga’s “Jazz & Piano Shows,” the Los Angeles & Las Vegas Philharmonic’s, the Ray Charles Orchestra, Michael Bublé, John Beasley’s MONK’estra, the Bob Mintzer Big Band, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra and with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band amongst others.  Schroeder can also be recognized for his network television appearances on NBC’s “The Voice,” “X-Factor,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show;”ABC’s “The Middle,” FOX’s “American Idol,” Disney’s “Elena of Avalor” and “Tangled,” Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful,” the 20th Annual Latin Grammy Awards and in film credits including “Storks,” “The Good Dinosaur,” “Purl,” “Small Town Crime” and “Own The Room.”  Schroeder continues to host the 3rd season of the concert series “Journey Through Jazz” at the Las Vegas Clark County Library District in conjunction with the Jazz Education Network, the Nevada School of the Arts and the Clark County School District.  Slated appearances for 2020 include the Newport Beach Jazz Party, the Elmhurst Jazz Festival, the Newbury Park Jazz Festival, the Las Vegas Jazz Invitational at the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, the Nevada Music Educators Association, the Clark County School District High School Jazz Festival, MONK’estra at the University of California Davis Campus, the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival, The Hollywood Bowl, Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano Shows and the European Tour of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.