Adam Shead is an American improviser, percussionist, composer, and electronicist specializing in improvised and interdisciplinary performance. Adam has performed at renowned venues domestically and internationally such as The Jazz Showcase, Experimental Sound Studio, The Whistler, Bimhuis, and De Ruimte as well as performing at such festivals as The Present is Present in Amsterdam and The Chicago Jazz Festival. Adam has had the pleasure of performing with such musicians as Mary Oliver (ICP Orchestra), John Dikeman (William Parker, Joe McPhee), Jasper Stadhouders (Ken Vandermark, Andy Moor), and Ed Sarath; and is the founder of such groups as Dod Kalm, Adam Shead Octet, and The Adam Shead String Quartet. Adam holds a Bachelors degree in Percussion Performance from Columbia College Chicago and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Improvisation and a Graduate Certificate in World Performance Studies at The University of Michigan.
- Josh Berman – cornet
- Dustin Laurenzi – tenor saxophone
- Tony Piazza – bass, electronics
- Adam Shead – drums, electronics