Saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer Adam Schneit grew up in Portland, Maine, and has made Brooklyn his home since 2006. He earned a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with esteemed artists including Steve Lacy and Bob Brookmeyer. Since moving to New York, he has contributed to the work of performers in a range of genres, from jazz musicians to singer-songwriters. Among the creative artists he has made music with are Heather Masse, Sofia Koutsovitis, Eivind Opsvik, David Ambrosio, George Schuller, and Jacob Sacks.
His own music combines the freewheeling, improvisational spirit of jazz with the visceral directness and melodic purity of rock and folk music. Aside from his quartet, his main project is Old Time Musketry, a collective group whose first album will be released in Fall 2012 on a new label associated with SteepleChase records.