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Adrian Mears – trombone, Composer, Educator & Didgeridoo.
Originally from Sydney, Adrian was born in 1969 in Australia and has been welcomed in Europe since his arrival in 1991. He quickly established himself as one of the strongest voices on Trombone in the European scene with performance and recording credits alongside the likes of the Vienna Art Orchestra (member for 8 years), Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer`s New Art Orchestra, McCoy Tyner`s Big Band, the NDR big band with Tim Hagans, Bobby Shew, James Morrison, Don Pullen, Eddie Palmeri, Charlie Mariano, Klaus Doldinger, Joey Calderazzo, Peter O`Mara, Peter Herboltzheimer, Dieter Ilg etc...
Adrian has recorded hundreds of cds with diverse groups, 5 as a leader and continues to perform throughout Europe`s club and festival scene extensively. As composer, Mears has written over 460 original works for Classical Brass Ensembles, Big Band, Suite for Didgeridoo and Chamber Orchestra with jazz trio and wind ensemble, Travel Documentary for Australian T.V, 60 piece choir and Chamber Orchestra with jazz ensemble which he recorded and released on his own label called MEARS MUSIC.
He has been teaching in the Music Universities in Mannheim for 10 years, as well as 2 years in Cologne and for the past 12 years he is a Professor at the Basel Music Academy (Switzerland).
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