Performing Live: Adam Hawley

It has been an exciting past year for Guitarist Adam Hawley, who’s debut record “Just The Beginning” was released on March 18. The first single 35th St. ft Eric Darius had the longest run at #1 on Billboard in 2016:

• #1 on Billboard (5 weeks)
• #1 Allen Kepler Smooth Jazz Countdown (4 weeks)
• #3 Year-End Billboard for 2016
• #2 Year-End Allen Kepler 2016
• #1 Mediabase (2 weeks)
• #2 on
• #1 most added on Billboard and in first week

Since then the second single “Joy Ride” co-written and produced with Greg Manning is currently #10 on Billboard with a bullet. And Adam has been named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year.

Adam signed with Kalimba Music (founded by Maurice White of Earth, Wind, & Fire) in August 2015. His first offering on the Kalimba label features Darius along with Euge Groove, Brian Culbertson, Gerald Albright, and Michael Lington.

Tour Dates Include:
•Seabreeze Jazz Fest
•Catalina Jazz Fest
•Jazz Fest West
•Java Jazz
•Cancun Jazz Fest
•Laguna Fest of the Arts
•Temecula Wine & Jazz Fest
•Jazz on the Vine
•KSBR Bash
•Houston, San Antonio, Detroit, Atlanta, Birmingham, Mobile, Pensacola, Bay Area, & Many More

Adam is also known as a prolific sideman, appearing with a who’s who list of artists in a wide variety of genres. Credits include Dave Koz, Jennifer Lopez, Brian Culbertson, Natalie Cole, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz and Friends Cruise, and American Idol to name just a few.

He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College.

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