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Episode 54: Bassist/Composer, Adi Meyerson

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On her new album, Where We Stand, bassist and composer, ADI MEYERSON presents a classic yet personal interpretation of her original compositions. Join Adi and Lorens as she talks about Nina Simone, Rice and Beans, Israel, and other unrelated but musical themes. (music credit: 'Where We Stand', ‘Eunice', ‘TNT', 'Rice and Beans’ by Adi Meyerson).

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On this podcast, Lorens Chuno presents captivating conversations with enterprising jazz musicians. These conversations are free-form in nature and casually explore the work life of these artists; but don't be surprised to hear their 'starting out' stories, their opinions on current issues, and maybe one or two pieces of advice for people interested in their chosen art field. Come here every week for a new episode of the podcast, and find out how these inspiring jazz practitioners DO JAZZ.

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More about Adi Meyerson

She was born in San Francisco to American Parents. At the age of two, she relocated with her family to Jerusalem, Israel, where she grew up. Adi received her first musical training at the prestigious "Charles A. Smith Jerusalem high school of the arts" on bass guitar at the Age of 14. Three years later she came across the great Sonny Rollins record "Plus 4" and fell in love with jazz.

After graduating from high school, Adi started playing the upright bass in the search of a new sound that was more appropriate for Jazz. Three months later, Adi was accepted to the prominent collaborative program between "The Center of Jazz Studies (CJS)" at the Israel conservatory of music and "The New School for jazz and contemporary music"- a program which allows only twenty-five students a year to complete a BFA in Performing Arts given by the New School. There she had the Privilege to study and play with some of Israel's finest musicians such as Amit Golan, Amos Hoffman, Ofer Ganor, Danny Rosenfeld, Erez Bar Noy, Yuval Cohen and many others, as well as the opportunity to carry out the equivalent with international jazz legends such as Jimmy Cobb, Mulgrew Miller, Peter Bernstein and Eddie Henderson. While studying at CJS and living in Tel Aviv, Adi became one of the most on-demand musicians on the local jazz scene, playing in prestigious Venues like "Levontin 7", "The Yellow Submarine", "Shablul Jazz" and many others, as well as performing live on Israeli national television in the 2011 "Pre-Eurovision". Between September 2011-August 2012 Adi was elected to be the house Bassist for the Israeli national "Cameri" theater's Award-winning production of the Musical "Cabaret", which showed in Israel 160 times.

In August 2012 Adi moved To New York to continue her studies at "The New School for jazz and contemporary music", where she graduated from in 2014. She received an opportunity to study with some of the great masters of the style such as Reggie Workman, Ron Carter, Charles Tolliver, Kirk Nurock, Billy Harper, Bob Cranshaw and many more.

Since Moving to New York, Adi has already made an impact on the NYC jazz scene and earned her title as an up and coming young talent. She has played with many masters such as Joel Frahm, Joe Magnarelli, Steve Nelson, Charli Persip and many others around the NYC area in highly known venues such as Mezzrow, Smalls jazz, Fat Cat, Smoke Jazz, Minton's, Zinc Bar, Dizzy's Coca Cola, and others. She has recently toured the US and recorded with the Champian Fulton band for Positone records.

Adi also leads her own band, The "Adi Meyerson Band" and performs regularly in NYC. The band Recorded it's Debut album "Where We Stand" in September 2017, and it will be released on June 5th on all platforms.

As an Educator, Adi has worked with Bandleader and Drummer LaFrae Sci at Jazz at Lincoln Center, as part of the "Jazz For young people" program, preforming in schools around the NY area, "The Jazz Drama Program" Directed by Eli Yamin bringing Jazz, Dance and Theater to the youth. Adi has also teaches at "Jazz House Kids" as part of their yearly "Chica Power" Residensy.

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