Adam Glasser

Adam Glasser is a South African keyboard and harmonica player now based in London, and a composer who has played keyboards for, Martha Reeves, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hugh Masekhela, and Dudu Pukwana.

He is also one of the UK's leading chromatic harmonica players, appearing on many gigs, sessions and recordings.

TV Credits include:
Keyboards/contributing composer: The Africans (BBC1) - Musicians in Exile C4) - Battle of the Bikes (C4.)
Harmonica on: Stand and Deliver (BBC1) - Stardust (ITV Carlton).

Theatre work includes:
Harmonica in: "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Shakespeare's Globe 2002) - "Scenes from the Big Picture", "His Girl Friday" (National Theatre 2003).

Has worked with the following composers on feature films: Christopher Young (Hard Rain" with Toots Thielemans) - Howard Shore (eXistenZ) & (Chinese Coffee) - Edward Shearmur (Jakob the Liar) - Jamshied Sharifi (Muppets in Space) - Mark Thomas (The Big Tease) - Steven McLoughlin/ Damon Gough (About the Boy) - Elliot Goldenthal (The Honest Thief).

Major gigs include:
Joe Zawinul, Sting, The Eurythmics, BBC Concert Orchestra.

Numerous pop and jazz session recordings include:
Zizi Possi (Bossa for Universal Artists, Brazil) - John Cacavas (Album for Zomba Records) - Dominic Miller (Second Nature) - Geoff Gascoigne (White Christmas) - Antonio Forcione (Meeting in London) - Alison Limerick (With a Twist) - Carl Orr (Absolute Freedom featuring Billy Cobham).

Reviews of his music include:
"Excellent Toots Style harmonica... ", JAZZ UK - "...lucid harmonica, equally lucid piano", Glasgow Herald - "...that brilliant harmonica player", WHAT'S ON - "...a wonderful harmonica player", Howard Shore, composer, quoted in Music from the Movies.

Adam is a Hering endorsee

Source: National Harmonica League.

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