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Adrienne's Biography
Adrienne Nims, San Diego Saxophone extraordinaire

A little about   Adrienne Nims...

Adrienne Nims’ passionate energy and dazzling musicianship are well acclaimed; As featured solo artist, or with her talented band, Spirit Wind, Adrienne creates an unforgettable and inspiring entertainment experience.  Adrienne’s dynamic, sensual voice on the saxophones, flues, and many more global indigenous instruments express not only a vast array of musical culture and style, but also the magic and mystery of Life!

Spirit Wind, Adrienne’s own band, feature Adrienne on soprano, alto, and tenor saxes, as well as many different flutes, including traditional western, Native American, Indian, African, and Asian flutes, performing contemporary jazz and global music throughout the United States and internationally.  Mastery of so many different instruments and musical genres including rock, jazz, blues, classical, theater, Zen, Irish/Folk, and more have allowed Adrienne to dazzle spellbound audiences while seamlessly moving from one instrument and one genre to another.  Adrienne is a mainstay in the recording industry.

Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind have enjoyed performing at such well known venues as the Getty Museum of Los Angeles, the California Center for the Arts, the world famous San Diego Zoo, Quail Botanical Gardens, and at major jazz festivals.  Having played with the Larry Mitchell Band, Lester Abrams, Native Vibe and the Mad Dogs and Englishmen.  Adrienne hs opened for such greats as Spyro Gyra, Kirk Whalum, Joe Cocker, Al DiMeola, Fourplay, Steppenwolf, Najee, Boney James and Boz Scaggs, just to name a few! Adrienne has been called to perform for charity benefits and at major celebrity invitationals.  Be sure to contact Adrienne early, and find out how she may be booked to play for your event / sessions.

Her passion, versatility, and true love for the arts became self-evident in Adrienne’s involvement with such local delights as Lambs Player’s Theater, the Diversionary Theater, the La Jolla Stage, and the Lyceum Theatre. Adrienne’s wide range of classical accomplishments can be highlighted with several well-known classical concert series.  Among them the acclaimed Gluck Chamber Concert series of California and New Work.  “Adrienne is a musician of exceptional skill and quality”.  Adrienne was personally invited to play for the Tony Gwynn Gala.

Adrienne’s vast performance experience and professional musicianship translate precisely into her work in the recording studio.  An accomplished studio musician of nearly 25 years, Adrienne Nims is featured on over 50 CD’s, including her own releases: “Spirit Wind”(contemporary & Latin jazz); “Now and Zen” (a compilation of world flute music); and “Lady of the Loch” (traditional Irish/Celtic music), now available on CD.  Be sure to visit Adrienne’s website for more details.

 

In addition to her professional music career, Adrienne finds time to stay involved in sharing music with children and adults of all ages through library and school music programs through the communities. Adrienne acknowledges her boundless musical creativity as “drawn from every curve of the globe, springing from the immense and infinite music of nature” as well as from the individual and collective Spirit and emotion of the talented musicians with whom she plays.  A professional artist of the highest callliber, director, arranger, and composer.

Although always in demand, Adrienne is happy to speak with you about booking to play for private parties, corporate events, and recording sessions.  You may also see a schedule of Adrienne’s public performances by clicking on the “Performance Schedule” tab.





Contact Adrienne at (760) 809-7297 or E-mail AdrienneNims@Hotmail.com



Adrienne's Home Page Performance Schedule Music Samples CD's by Adrienne About Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind Performance Videos
Flute and Saxophone Lessons Photo Gallery Testimonials Contact/Bookings E-mail Me Wedding Music