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Adam Smale


Toronto, Ontario, Canada
member since: Oct 21, 2001


"Addictive, progressive, energetic, modern Jazz. Music that reflects many influences but is rooted in the long-standing tradition of Jazz."

With subtle, balanced, coaxing of sounds, you find yourself moved by the finesse of fingers dancing across the strings of a seven-string guitar. What emerges are distinctive yet subtle nuances, a piano-like quality creating an Illusion luring the ears into hearing two guitars—two hands in counterpoint under the shadow of one fedora. This best describes experiencing a performance by Adam Smale.

Drenched in traditions of the illustrious past, with a respectful nod to legendary jazz masters, you hear Modern Jazz with a genuine, fervent, innovative, element of refinement. Whether it is his own compositions, or interpretations of jazz classics, his music ranges from gentle and soft to up-tempo and dynamic but always infused with passion and his love for music and performing.

Since his first performance at the tender age of eight, Adam has been enamoured by the stage and audience. From the age of twelve, Adam has been playing professionally performing all styles of music. Adam recognizes that an infusion of early, unintentional influences trickle through his music; he now focuses on this “ever-inquisitive” jazz as his primary avenue of expression.

"Toronto guitarist Adam Smale plays with great authority and confidence right from the opening...keeps the focus on strong original compositions and terrific interplay..." - Jazz Report

"Great stuff man! Unique sound. Finally, someone who's trying to do something a little different." - Wally D, CKLN 88.1 FM