Biography: Adam Teixeira is a drummer and percussionist born in Toronto, Canada. His life in music began at an early age when he found a natural connection to the drum set and pursued the instrument throughout his childhood. Adam began to develop a strong foundation in the rhythmic vocabularies of jazz, rock, latin, african and orchestral percussion while playing in many jazz and concert bands throughout high school. The experience of rehearsing and performing regularly fuelled his passion for the art form and guided the next stage of his musical development.
Continuing formal studies in Jazz Performance at Humber College, Adam graduated in 2007 and began to perform regularly in the Toronto music scene. In 2008 he was accepted to participant in the International Jazz Workshop at The Banff Centre for the Arts where he studied and performed with renowned musicians from around the world. Returning to The Banff Centre in 2012, Adam fulfilled a self-directed music residency where he focused on expanding his artistic concepts and original compositions. Adam has been awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and Grants to Professional musicians from the Canada Council for the Arts to fulfill advanced study of world rhythms in Paris, France and expand his artistic vision. These experiences continue to enriched his voice as a musician and play a significant role in propelling his professional career.
Currently based in London, UK Adam performs regularly in the international music scene. Aside from being a in demand sideman, Adam continues to lead several original projects including the energetic drum and keys duo TEXTURE which express his vision of integrating the influences from many world rhythmic traditions in a modern musical palette. His enthusiasm, curiosity and constant practice in the art of music shape his work as a performer, composer and teacher.
Adam Teixeira – TEXTURE – (2016 texturesounds)
Monsoon – Mandala – CD (2014 Monsoon music)
Monsoon – Indo-jazz fest – CD (2012 Monsoon music)
JB 4 – Jangeun Bae/Last Minute Feat. Greg Osby – CD/DVD (2011 Sony Korea)
EBS Space Broadcast (Seoul, Korea) – JB4 feat. Greg Osby (2009)
Monsoon – EP – CD (2009 Monsoon Music)