D.A., M.M. Ball State University; B.M. University of Louisville
Adam Gaines is an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. In addition to teaching the trumpet studio and directing the jazz program, Dr. Gaines directs jazz ensembles, teaches jazz history and works with music technology. He has performed as a soloist in his native Kentucky, as well as throughout Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Austria, and at the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals. In the Green Bay area he can frequently be heard performing as principal trumpet of the Weidner Philharmonic and with Brass Differential, a New Orleans-style funk band. Dr. Gaines is also president of and a regular performer with the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra. He holds degrees from the University of Louisville (Bachelor of Music, 1999) and Ball State University (Master of Music, 2001 and Doctor of Arts, 2005). Dr. Gaines frequently travels to Slovakia and the Czech Republic to perform in jazz and classical idioms and to spend time with his wife Ladislava’s family.