Adam OsmianskiAdam Osmianski is a lecturer for West Virginia University, developing and administering online music courses.
Since completing his master’s degree in jazz pedagogy at WVU Adam has traveled the world performing with his various projects. He has performed in concert halls, clubs and festivals in Brazil, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and throughout Europe, as well as at home in the US.
Currently, Adam is based in London, UK, where he co-leads the contemporary jazz ensemble Georgetown, and runs Projeto do Brasil, an ensemble specializing in Brazilian samba, pagode, bossa nova and MPB. He is also involved in many other jazz, Brazilian, and non-Western ensembles in and around the city. Adam has played on a number of commercial recordings with these, and other groups, many of which he also produced and feature his own arrangements and original compositions.
An active clinician, Adam has presented workshops at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in Tianjin, China, Universiti Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, amongst many others. In 2010, Adam was selected to present John Zorn’s Cobra at the International Society of Improvised Music convention at the University of Michigan.
Adam also enjoys writing and is a contributing columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine and the author of thatdrumblog.blogspot.com.