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Adam Michael Knight

Adam Michael Knight

Applied Lecturer, Jazz Guitar

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Department of Performing Arts
Email: aknigh2@clemson.edu


 

Adam Knight is a dynamic, soulful, and versatile guitarist. He’s also an accomplished composer - writing for jazz, rock, funk, and fusion, in formats such as small combos, guitar ensembles, and big band orchestras. In 2004, Adam earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance from Georgia State University. He later earned a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from New England Conservatory of Music. He recently joined the faculty at Clemson University, as a lecturer in jazz guitar. He has been on the music faculty at the University of South Carolina Upstate since 2008. Over the years, Adam has performed with various bands, touring, recording, and opening for artists such as Maceo Parker, Incubus, and Robert Randolph. Adam’s music has received major market radio airplay and has been placed on episodes of MTV’s, “The Real World" and "Road Rules.” In 2011, he formed Earsight, an original, high-energy funk/jazz project. Earsight’s music has been featured on SC/NC radio station WNCW 88.7. Adam performs in the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band, a nonprofit contemporary jazz orchestra based in Greenville, SC. He also leads his own jazz trio - performing at festivals, venues, and events around the Southeast.





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