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John Adams Group


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This powerful yet elegant ensemble performs a wide spectrum from
standards and smooth-jazz, to contemporary pop and classic dance hits. 
Led by bassist and composer John Adams, The JOHN ADAMS GROUP is
comprised of some of the finest, most versatile studio/jazz musicians
and vocalists in the Southwest. They perform in a variety of
configurations, from duo to six-piece. Building on their following and
reputation through their 3&1/2-year stint at Dallas' prestigious
Crescent Court Hotel, they perform at functions and special events of
all kinds throughout the region...

JOHN ADAMS/Bass - As an accomplished acoustic and electric bassist, John
Adams is one of the Southwest's most in-demand jazz, pop and studio
musicians. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Jazz Studies from
the University of North Texas where he also served as the jazz bass
professor for ten years. John has backed vocalists Mel Torme and
Rosemary Clooney, and jazz stars such as Woody Herman, Randy Brecker,
Carl Fontana, Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Dave Liebman and others. His
broad musical background has also included extensive pop, orchestral,
and show work, such as The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth
Ballet Orchestra, and Dallas Summer Musicals. Adam's solo-recordings
include "Jump Shot," featuring New York and regional musicians, the
live-recording "Fly By Night," and the acclaimed "With You In Mind,"
which was released nationwide and features top musicians for Dallas,
Austin and L.A., and has recently completed a striking release, "The
John Adams Group - Live!"

Audio Clips

Audio Clips
(from John Adams' new CD "Live"


Jazz ‘Standards’  & Swing
All of me
Come fly with me
Don’t get around much anymore
Fly me to the moon
Girl from Ipanema
It had to be you
I’ve got the world on a string
I've got you under my skin
Jump, jive & wail
Mack the knife
Makin’ whoopie
Nature boy
New York, New York
Night and day
Our love is here to stay
Route 66
Satin doll
Straighten up & fly right

Pop & Classic Rock
Back in love again
Brown-eyed girl
Caribbean queen
Come Together
Every breath you take
Feel like makin’ love
Fire & rain
Get down on it
Jailhouse rock
Let the good times roll
Old time rock & roll
Oye como va
Play that funky music
Red, red wine
Smooth (Santana)
Stay with me tonite

Soul, Motown
Ain’t no sunshine
Closer I get to you
Heard it thru the grapevine
I feel good
In the midnite hour
Isn’t she lovely
I wish
Let’s stay together
Mustang Sally
My girl
On broadway
Ribbon in the sky
Stand by me
What’s goin’ on?
When a man loves a woman
Smooth-Jazz & Lite Rock
Change the world
Close to you
Could I have this dance?
Fields of gold
How sweet it is
Just the two of us
My heart will go on
100 Ways
Popsicle toes
Smooth operator
This masquerade
Turn your love around
We’re in this love together
What you won’t do
You look wonderful tonite

Besame mucho
Mona Lisa
My Funny valentine
My one & only love
Since I fell for you
Teach me tonite
What a wonderful world
When I fall in loveß
You are so beautiful

Wedding, Classical & Ceremonial
Ave’ Maria (Bach & Schubert)
Bridal chorus (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachabel)
Jesu Joy (Bach)
Lord’s prayer (Instrumental & Vocal)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Trumpet voluntary (Vivaldi)
Wedding march (Mendelssohn)

What they are Saying!

"My group loves John Adams Trio and books them every May!"
Katina Gonzales - Omni Park West

"Thrilled! Got great feedback from our guests! Really pleased with the selections, and your contribution to our day!"
Kay Olsen

"My client wants to book John Adams Trio every year. They love them. I am sure I will be calling you again next year."
Katina Gonzales, Omni Park West Dallas

"The guys were perfect for the event and did a great job with their selections."
Leslie Harville

"Definitely would recommend this group to anyone. Great sound. Perfect for receptions and dinners."
Eugene Blabey

"Amazingly pleased"
----- Annette

Excellent musicians, great performers, great reviews from the people who attended!
Couldn't ask for more than that.
----- Brady

"Fabulous - I will use them again!"
----- Jim

"My client loves this group and asks for them every year."

"I wanted to mention how pleased we were with their (John Adams' Trio) performance. They accommodated our requests and performed them all beautifully. We received many compliments on their music, and we found them to be very nice people. It was a very successful event, to which John Adams made a significant contribution, and we appreciate your assistance in arranging it."
----- Howard

"Nice mix of tunes. Our guests really enjoyed them."
----- David

"The band was excellent for both the ceremony and reception. John was fun to work with and very patient in helping is with selections.
All of our guests commented on how wonderful the band was."

----- Laura, bride

"They were great!  Everyone complimented on the wonderful music."
----- Melissa, bride

"John Adams and the band were phenomenal - everything we wanted and more. Everyone LOVED the music - even the venue wants to be able to recommend them in the future. It was great the personal attention John gave us before and at the event."
----- Hector, groom

"John and his group did a fabulous job. True professionals! Very personable as well."
----- Beverly

"Everyone was very professional and flexible with requests."
----- Richard

"The band was great. Music was great. My guests commented how much they enjoyed listening to them and dancing to the music. They were also great in helping to coordinate the first dance; introductions; tossing bouquet, etc. Loved them!"
----- Stephanie