Brian (Shankar) Adler is a drum and percussion colorist, rhythmanalist and collaborator. Critics have noted his "earthy" sound, minimalist attention to texture, as well as his forward thinking rhythmic concepts. “Adler’s music flows organically in pursuit of mystery, movingly existing in an ultimate state of fluidity,” says Jordan Richardson of Canadian Audiophile.
Adler has traveled around the world performing and presenting music at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Symphony Space (New York), Konex (Buenos Aires), the Ear Shot Jazz Festival (Seattle), Pasinger Fabrik (Munich).
He has produced five albums, seven tours and a book on world drumming. In 2013, he was the guest soloist with La Bomba de Tiempo, Argentina’s premier drumming group. He has been featured on the score for several films including “Of Many,” a film produced by Chelsea Clinton and featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Adler received a Bachelors Degree in Performance from New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts.