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Adam – Adam Clark is Ostinato SoundWorks’ musical guru and co-founder. Adam is a professional musician who has been performing and teaching professionally for nearly two decades. Read more about Adam and his teaching methods in his bio, below.
Jeff – Jeff is Ostinato SoundWorks’ programming guru and co-founder. Jeff developed ProJammer and has been designing and developing software applications for over twenty years.
JB – JB is co-founder and chief gopher of Ostinato SoundWorks. JB has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years and is a drum student of Adam’s.
Ostinato SoundWorks is a Massachusetts limited-liability company co-founded in September of 2016 by Adam, Jeff and JB.
In October of 2013, JB (a technologist by trade and a frustrated drummer by avocation) started taking drum lessons from Adam, a professional musician who plays drums and other instruments. At each drum lesson, Adam would present JB with a new pattern to play on the drums, and would then record a complementing guitar part into a looper pedal. JB’s task would be to play the new pattern on the drums in time with the recorded guitar loop. Adam would then improvise additional guitar parts over the loop, creating a musical dialog and opportunities for musical interplay and improvisation. From this, the idea of the ProJammer app was born.
Released in late 2016, the ProJammer app is a labor of love from Jeff, Adam and JB. We hope you enjoy learning from it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
Adam Clark has been teaching guitar, piano, bass and drums/percussion for close to 20 years. He is currently – and will always be – accepting and welcoming students of all ages, styles, skill-levels, backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, and instruments.
Growing up in a family of musicians, Adam had his first musical trainings on piano, guitar, and bass. In grade school he gravitated towards drumming and spent the next 15 years diving deeply into the rhythm universe. This culminated in a degree from the New England Conservatory in Contemporary Improvisation in 2005 after a three-year apprenticeship with the legendary drummer/composer/mystic Ra-Kalam Bob Moses.
Adam then founded Boston’s first Afrobeat ensemble, The Superpowers which he recorded two albums with before disbanding in 2009. Members of The Superpowers went on to perform and record with Beyonce, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, The Motet, John Brown’s Body, Boy George, and Tortured Soul.
He then spent the next five years primarily playing electric bass and singing with Full Tang, a band conceived for covering Chimurenga music from Zimbabwe, High-Life music of Nigeria, Chicha from Peru, Jamaican Reggae, Colombian Salsa, with a dash of original punk rock and free jazz influence.
During this time he was also hired to play drums with Debo Band, Boston’s premier Ethiopian Pop group. Their first showcase performance at SXSW in 2011 led to a record deal with the infamous Sub-Pop label out of Seattle, Washington. The self-titled debut record went on to become one of NPR’s Top 50 Albums of 2012, spawning touring across the North American continent at festivals and venues including: Bonnaroo, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Calgary Folk Fest, Vancouver Folk Fest, Chicago World Music Fest, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and a TedX spotlight among many others. They currently have plans to tour Europe in Fall 2017.
He currently spends his free time “woodshedding” electric guitar and studying the history and language of the early electric bluesmen including Freddie King, Slim Harpo, Magic Sam, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix.
And last but not least, Adam is a co-founder of Ostinato SoundWorks, LLC. Adam is the creator and composer of all the musical loops in ProJammer.
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