The show where we uncover the stories, processes, and worldviews behind NYC’s most artful and creative musicians.

Some topics covered: his 10+ years of playing with NYC’s best, becoming a university professor, his numerous self-published ebooks, some hilarious tour stories, and adapting a music career to the world of the pandemic.

Today's Guest:

Adam Larson (b. 1990) is an American saxophonist, composer, educator and author currently residing in the Kansas City-area.

Larson teaches music business, jazz pedagogy and applied jazz saxophone lessons at UMKC Conservatory, where he has been on faculty since 2019. Larson holds BM and MM degrees in jazz performance from The Manhattan School of Music and was a part of the vibrant NYC jazz scene for eleven years before relocating in 2019.

Larson continues to perform in NYC with some of the greatest musicians in the genre. As a guest artist, Larson has been invited to present masterclasses on music business, improvisation and composition at

more than fifty universities across the globe. Adam has recorded five albums and maintains an active touring schedule year-round playing his original music.

Find him at and @adamlarsonjazz

Find his many awesome e-books at:

Your hosts: Austin Zhang - Michael Shapira and @michaelxshapira

Learn more: Instagram: @bravesoundnyc

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