Peter returns to the Jersey Shore this Thursday night for Songwriters On The Beach with special guest Emily Grove. Thursday August 7, 7pm, free and all ages at the 5th Avenue Boardwalk in Belmar!
Peter Bradley Adams’ journey to singer/songwriter is a typical one as he combines his ideas with those of his musical influences. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Adams credits his grandfather, a former professional jazz clarinetist and accomplished pianist, as being his earliest musical inspiration. Adams began playing piano at the age of 6 and continued studying piano throughout high school and college.
He worked with composer Michael Kapsner while studying abroad in Freiburg, Germany. While focusing on piano, organ, and music composition, his experience in Germany inspired Adams to continue his musical studies stateside. Adams graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
He continued his studies at the University of Alabama’s School of Music in Tuscaloosa where he earned a Master’s degree in Music Composition. Adams was drawn to Los Angeles in the mid ‘90s to study film scoring at USC Thornton School of Music’s famed Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program which is the world’s most acclaimed programs of its kind. Adams worked as a freelance score composer for film and television until forming eastmountainsouth in 2001.