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Adam Gaines

Adam Gaines

Spring 2013

"Jazz and Orchestral Performance in Slovakia"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "With the help of a GIAR, I was able to travel to Slovakia in June 2013 for two very different performances in two different cities. The first performance was with a jazz quintet made up of trumpet (me), saxophone (UWGB grad Steve Johnson) and the Nothing But Swing Trio, a piano/bass/drums group from Slovakia. We performed on the Dodo Sosoka Jazz Festival in the resort town of Piestany to a full club of jazz fans. With very little rehearsal time we were able to decide on some great tunes, including Freddie Hubbard’s “Gibraltar,” Tom Harrell’s “Moon Alley,” and a couple of originals Steve brought for the group. The performance was a success and the organizer of the festival was pleased with our work. The second performance involved the same people, with the addition of Erik Rothenstein on baritone saxophone, Michal Bugala on guitar, and the Metropolitan Orchestra of Bratislava. We rehearsed for a couple of days before performing Egon Krak’s “Jazzphony” and an arrangement of “The Lamp is Low” featuring me as trumpet soloist for a large crowd in the Hviezdoslav City Theatre on June 16th. The concert was well received, and apparently someone from the Slovak Philharmonic was in attendance and liked what we did so much that they have included both pieces on their 2014-2015 season. I’ve been asked to return in November to perform again, and was recently granted a sabbatical to play and teach in Slovakia for Fall 2014. This GIAR was a big help to me and has led to even bigger things in my future. Thanks to the committee for their consideration and generosity."


Fall 2010

"Jazzphony with Zilina Orchestra in Slovakia"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2009

"Music Performance and Trumpet Clinic in Slovakia"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2008

"Music Performances in Slovakia"

Grant in Aid of Research