ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Adam Booker

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Name: Adam Booker
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Lecture 1
Presentation Title: Slap That Bass!
Type of Presentation: Interactive Workshop
Musical Style: Other

Dr. Booker is the current Assistant Professor of Double Bass at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. His performance credits include the Minnesota Orchestra the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and the Johnson City Symphony. He has also performed with several of jazz's great masters, including Al Grey, Frank Foster, John Fedchock, Russel Malone, Butch Miles, Diana Krall, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, and pop music icon, Elvis Costello. Apart from being a sideman on numerous recordings, Dr. Booker’s first album as a leader, Unraveled Rival, was released under the Shifting Paradigm Records label.

His research in
Early Jazz Double Bass Performance Techniques has been presented at conferences
for organizations such as the Jazz Education Network, the International Society
of Bassists and at the 2016 European Double Bass Congress in Prague, as well as
the 2018 European Double Bass Congress in Lucca, Italy.

Dr. Booker has earned
a Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Double Bass Performance from the University of
Texas, Austin, as well as a MM in Composition and a BM in Jazz Studies from
Texas State University, San Marcos.

Program (if available): Not Provided