John Adams is an acoustic and electric bassist, and is one of the Southwest’s most versatile and in-demand musicians. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas, including membership in the 1 O’clock Lab Band. He was also UNT’s jazz bass instructor for ten years. Adams is active as a studio musician, producer, arranger, composer, music contractor, and workshop clinician. He has backed and/or recorded for a wide array of artists including Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Phil Driscoll, Wayne Watson, Woody Herman, Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm, Joe McBride, Bobby Lyle, Carl Fontana, Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Dave Liebman, and others. His broad musical background has also included symphonic and pit/show work.