MARIAM ADAM, born in Monterey, California to an Egyptian father and a Mexican mother, lives between New York and Paris, a composite of influences that has shaped her musicianship and collaborations worldwide. She has performed with Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Eric le Sage, Claudio Bohorquez, Simon Shaheen, Kuss Quartet, Gil Kalish, Ann Marie-McDermott and in such venues and series as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Walt Disney Hall, Jordan Hall, Kennedy Center, San Francisco Performances, Wigmore Hall, Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Beijing Performing Arts Center, Bremen Musikfest, Jazz in Marciac and France’s pre-eminent Folle Journee...  read more


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Mariam Adam evoked human-sounded wailing, achingly-cool dance rhythms and uninhibited emotion…
— Washington Post
....easily handled the expressive qualities of the music. Jazz and Dixieland influences abound, especially in the effective dips and slides in the clarinet, expertly played by Mariam Adam.”
— Peninsula Reviews
Plays with amazing versatility, yet beauty of sound.
— American Record Guide
“Plenty of wild solos for Mariam Adam’s strong and silky clarinet “
— San Francisco Classical Voice