Through his colorful interactive style with musicians on the bandstand, Adrian D’souza has created texture for a veritable 'who's who' in the jazz world: Roseanna Vitro, Chieli Minucci, Art Davis, Eddie Gomez, Joe Temperly, Ken Werner, Ratzo Harris, Gary Bartz, John Hicks, Eddie Daniels, Ed Cherry, Mark Soskin, Dave Kikoski, Don Braden, Gerald Veasley, Paul Keller, Chuck Bergeron, Jerry Brooks, Ron Jackson, Bruce Arnold, Shelly Berg, Jay Rodrigues and Mike Orta.
“Adrian’s style of drumming is unique yet understated. The Zen Buddhist practices that he follows in his personal life, he carries over in his approach to music and art – communicating rhythm, space intensity and dynamics, effortlessly and with finesse.” --- You & I magazine
"Adrian D’souza, the other internationally exposed musician on traps showed plain good drumming taste. Strong and distinctive, never obtrusive and with something new to say on each song. Adrian can make the drums sing, blow or just touch you." --- Jazzreview.com
Adrian performed with Al Jarreau, George Duke, Earl Klugh and Ravi Coltrane at the 2005 Vh1 Jazz Masters, and has had successful performances in Slovenia with the 'Maribor Philharmonic Orchestra' featuring Roseanna Vitro.
He was invited by the 'World Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra and big band' to perform in South Africa for the United Nations - World Summit on Sustainable Development.
Adrian has studied and played in New York with many musicians, developing his ability to play in multiple styles of music.
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