Adam Hopkins

Adam Hopkins is a bassist, composer, and educator born and raised in Baltimore, MD and currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He has extensive experience performing jazz and improvised music and has played with professional orchestras in Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and the DC metro area. In February 2009 Adam co-founded Out of Your Head, a collective of improvising musicians in Baltimore devoted to broadening the local creative music scene. In February 2012 he began a second chapter of OOYH in Brooklyn, NY. He curates performances for the Brooklyn chapter every first and third Sunday at Freddy’s Bar and Backroom in South Slope. Adam has released albums featuring his compositions with Quartet Offensive and Turn Around Norman, and performs regularly with Danny Gouker’s Signal Problems, Party Pack!, and a new Baltimore-based dectet called Lubbock which he co-founded with Dave Ballou. He has studied double bass with many great performers and teachers of the instrument, including Michael Formanek, Jeffrey Weisner, Jack Budrow, Rodney Whitaker, and Sam Cross and additional studies with Drew Gress and Gary Thomas.

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