Sawyer Hahn Adler


About Me

I am a composer, double bass player and electric bass player from London currently living in NYC. I have studied with musicians from both the US and the UK including bass players Dave Holland, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Ron McClure, Gregg August, and ENO principal bassist Hugh Sparrow, as well as musicians on other instruments including Donny Mccaslin and Gareth Lockrane. I was the runner-up in the 2019 Hartford Emerging Jazz Artist Competition, for my composition 'Cadence'. I have studied classical composition with Brian Elias, and I am a third-generation student of Olivier Messiaen. I currently study composition with Louis Karchin. I have experience teaching electric bass, music theory, and jazz theory from the beginner to advanced levels, and with students of all ages.

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