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Originally from Massachusetts, drummer Adam Everett made a home in the Bay Area – performing, recording, and teaching private students. He graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Studies in 2011, and while there he studied with local music legends John Shifflet, Wayne Wallace, Frank Sumares, Aaron Lington, Galen Lemmon, Joe Hodge, and Jason Lewis. In addition to freelancing, Adam performed regularly in the bay area with the traditional jazz six-piece Emperor Norton’s Jazz Band, as well as his own modern jazz group, The Adam Everett Quartet. He also taught private drum lessons at Music Village in Campbell, CA.

Adam relocated to New York City, where he again freelanced, performed in bands and taught regularly. There he collaborated with Dos Allen and Yoshiki Yamada to form The Day One Trio , improvising original sets of music at will. They worked regularly as the house band for Prime & Beyond Restaurant in the lower east side of Manhattan, and even recorded an album entitled Day One.

Adam is an experienced cruise ship musician, having completed four contracts with Holland America Cruise Line performing in the party band, production orchestra, and lounge trio. He has sailed around the world to beautiful and astonishing places such as the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Southeast Asia, and Alaska.

Since relocating to New Orleans in 2014, Adam has worked with countless bands as a sideman, paying his dues in clubs on Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, The French Market, and more. He maintains a full-time performance schedule with multiple bands. He has a strong work ethic and takes learning new music very seriously. This includes active listening, taking notes, and rehearsing. He is humbled by the musical history of New Orleans and has learned from many local bandleaders on regular gigs, some which last six hours or more. Adam takes pride in the diversity of his work and often shifts between multiple styles of music in a day, whether it’s Jazz, Blues, Americana, Brass Band or Cajun music. He is available for hire locally and for touring. Please see the music page for examples of his playing.

Drum Lessons

Adam is a very patient teacher with years of experience. His goal is to ensure that his students are challenged with material that works progressively towards a series of goals. Through lessons with Adam, students will learn:
  • Basics of the drum set
  • Rudiments and hand technique
  • Simple beats and fills
  • Multiple styles of music including Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Latin styles
  • Dynamic control
  • Interdependence of limbs
  • Song structure
Adam strives to be a musical mentor, helping his students with any guidance they need. His versatile personal experience offers real-world advice on how to handle professional situations in music. His goal is to provide a nurturing environment for students to grow at their own pace and in their own directions. If the student is able to develop diligent practice routines, there is no limit to what they can achieve.
For more information on lessons with Adam, get in contact and start your musical journey today.