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Brian Shankar Adler

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Multidisciplinary percussionist, composer and teaching artist, BRIAN SHANKAR ADLER has been praised for creating "profoundly exquisite music.. striking interior chords, where the heart and the mind's inner ear intersect..” ~Raul d’Gama Rose, All About Jazz. With a background in Indian music, a conservatory training and over fifteen years of professional experience, Adler's expansive approach breathes life into virtually any setting.

BRIAN SHANKAR ADLER has presented music in halls, clubs, museums, and sacred spaces including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Roulette, Rubin Museum, Smalls, and the Kennedy Center. He has been recorded on over thirty albums and has worked with: Bash the Trash, Bomba de Tiempo, Bombay Rickey, Chelsea Clinton, Cochemea, Moppa Elliott, Sheila Jordan, Guillermo Klein, Frank London, Billy Martin, Kate McGarry, Kamala Sankaram and Elizabeth Swados. He has been featured on WNYC's "New Sounds," Jason Bivin's book "Spirits Rejoice" and has written, helped to develop, perform on or direct various film, commercial and theatrical scores.

Adler currently teaches at the Brooklyn Conservatory, Vermont Jazz Center, and is a presenter at Vermont College of Fine Arts. In 2013, he published "A World of Percussion: Ten Etudes based on rhythms from around the globe."