Adam Arruda

Artist in Residence
Born in Toronto, Adam Arruda has been surrounded by music from a very early age, growing up in a musical family.

By his teenage years he was already actively working on the local scene, and began leading his own combo at the Humber. Adam received the prestigious Zildjian Outstanding Young Drummer and Combo Drummer Award from 2001-2008 at Music Fest Canada, as well as other honorary awards. While in high school, he played in the Jazz FM Youth All Star Band every Saturday in his senior year. In 2007 Adam was invited to the Grammy Awards to perform with the Gibson/Baldwin Grammy Jazz Big Band, and was chosen to study at the University of the Pacific for one year as a Brubeck Institute Fellow along with four others in 2008 under Joe Gilman on full scholarship.

Adam is among the most sought-after drummers in the music world and has had the privilege of working with many great artists. Aside from performing, Adam also teaches private lessons and ensemble playing to all ages. Adam is also a proud endorser of Canopus Drums and Vic Firth drumsticks.

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