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  1. YouTube videos
    What's up, SOTW! Here are a couple new-ish videos from my jazz-funk fusion band, Progger. These are from a show we did earlier this year at our home base, One2One Bar in Austin, TX. We had a couple great guests filling in on this one, brothers Charles Reid (drums) and Zach Reid (keys), who are...
  2. Teaching
    Hi, SOTW! Since I hadn't officially done so on this forum yet, I thought I'd announce that I'm teaching some private lessons once again since I finally have a proper home studio environment. (One of the big perks of relocating back to Austin after years in New York City!) Here's a little slice...
  3. Teaching
    I live in San Marcos, TX and am offering lessons nearby. If you are interested, you may contact me at 210-254-5742 or at [email protected] You can learn more about me at my website at http://www.adambrucks.com. It has links to my saxophone performances and Youtube videos of me performing...
  4. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi everyone! A few of you have heard me play with Snarky Puppy over the years, and I now lead my own band in Austin, called Progress, that plays my tunes, as well as a few from other guys in the band. We have an album coming out on February 12, with a record release show in Austin on February 14...
  5. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    If you're in Austin this weekend, and you're looking for some actual music played by actual musicians (instead of DJs) but you still want to go downtown-ish, and you want to hear some modern beats juxtaposed with chord progressions that don't come straight from a Tom Petty song (even though Tom...
  6. Recordings, Movies
    Howdy yawl, South By Southwest was insane, as always, but my band Progress was lucky to get a really great slot downtown at 4pm on the Friday of that week. We were on our first or second tune when Bobby Sparks (of Marcus Miller, Santana, Prince, and Kirk Franklin fame) walked by! Since I know...
  7. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hey, SOTW! There's a new video up of my band Progress playing a tune at the Flamingo Cantina in Austin. The sound clips a bit since the Flamingo can get loud, but it's not bad for being an on-board DSLR camera mic. Hope you enjoy it! Here it be.
  8. SOTW Member Recordings & Reviews
    Hi, SOTW! I have a new band called Progress, and we had a show at the Elephant Room in Austin last weekend. Here are some video clips! The audio's not always great-- camera guy had a great onboard mic, but the guy I got to record separate audio didn't show, so the sound moves around with the...
  9. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    To the many SOTW-ers in Texas, my new group, Progress, will be playing our second show at the Elephant Room in Austin this Sunday, 9:30pm. The first gig was a blast, and we've added a ton of new tunes by the band members, as well as some by Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, and other funk/soul-jazz...
  10. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    I'm very excited to announce my group's very first gig at the Elephant Room in downtown Austin! It will be at 9:30pm on Sunday, August 28, and it will feature music by Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, me, and some other guys in the band. It's going to be of the funk/soul/jazz variety, and the...
  11. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    Hey SOTW! I'm playing in a few pretty exciting shows over the next week or so. Nelo, the band in which I play saxophone, piano/keyboard, synth, flute, clarinet, guitar, etc, is playing Friday (7/8/11) at the House of Blues in Dallas, Saturday (7/9/11) at the House of Blues in Houston, Thursday...
  12. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    Hi, SOTW! If you're going to be in Austin on March 6, come to the Ghost Room, downtown, on 4th in between Guadalupe and Lavaca, where I'll be leading a set of original modern jazz. My quartet is going to consist of some of my favorite musicians in town: Carter Arrington on guitar, Mike...
  13. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    My friend Steve Blum will be coming to Austin on January 20 to play a few gigs, give a master class, teach lessons, and check out the scene. He has played with many great musicians like Peggy Lee, Ira Sullivan, David Schnitter, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Louis Bellson, "Patato" Valdes, Cecil McBee, and...
  14. Announcements and Bulletin Board
    Hey SOTW krew, I've gotten to meet a few of you through my travels with Snarky Puppy and such, but I've recently started playing with a (COMPLETELY DIFFERENT) band called Nelo. They're out of Austin and I'll be playing with them as we open the Austin City Limits music festival this year...
  15. Music Venues Around the World
    Hey all I live in about equidistant between these two cities and am looking for a good jazz club frequent on the weekends. Pref something low-key and comfortable but not 'showy.' Above all I want top-notch music. Destinations with a quick blurb about the scene, style of music, atmosphere of...
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