Having played professionally since the age of 15, Ernie has played throughout the US, North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa with the world’s top jazz musicians. Ernie can be heard on hundreds of recordings and his performance and production credits include movie soundtracks, radio and television. A dedicated teacher of music in the Chicago area, Ernie truly does it all!
One of the most popular and highly regarded musicians in Chicago is percussionist/drummer, Ernie Adams. Always on the go, whether running from recording session to recording session gig to gig, or country to country, Ernie is the drummer of choice of so many musicians. Orbert Davis comments that Ernie “is every leader’s wish and every composer’s dream. He’s a musician who brings indescribable energy, precision, dedication, knowledge, passion and expertise to EVERY performance, EVERY rehearsal — EVERY NOTE! He is like a trusted pilot who one can be given the utmost responsibility to do the job right each and every time.” (excerpt taken from “A Conversation with Ernie Adams” by Judith E. Stein, http://www.hydeparkjazzfestival.org/pdf/interviewadams.pdf)