Clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and educator Adrian Mira was born in 1973 in Uster, Switzerland. Currently based in New York City, Mira focuses on composing, performing and producing his original music. It is his belief that music should transcend and that it should be inclusive, available to people of all walks of life. His original music reflects this passion; it's strongly melodic while being influenced by an eclectic mixture of styles including jazz, classical, pop, Klezmer, Indian, Brazilian as well as other genres that he came across during his vast array of performing and listening experience up to date. In 2010 he produced his first album as a leader entitled “Acoustic Journeys”, a 12 compilation CD featuring the talents of international, New York City based musicians.
Mr. Mira, besides having performed with numerous noted musicians in various settings and venues has also had the pleasure of performing his original compositions in concerts with a rotating pool of great musicians throughout New York City and Europe. He has performed at venues such as Zinc bar (Manhattan), Shapeshifter Lab (Brooklyn), Jazz Club Moods (Zurich, Switzerland), Tonhalle Zurich (Switzerland), Jazzfestival Konstanz (Germany), Sugrizimai Festival (Lithuania), Music festival Valencia (Spain). Mr.Mira had the chance to share the stage with orchestras such as the Symphony Orchestra Basel, Symphony Orchestra St.Gallen, Long Island Philharmonics. He collaborated with various singers such as Sofia Rei, Nubya and he was the clarinetist/saxophonist of the World Jazz band "Kamala" that played numerous concerts and Jazz festivals in Europe from 1998-2004.
His performance experience also includes having been the clarinetist of the NYC based Off Broadway shows "Picon Pie" (2005-2006) and "A stoop on Orchard Street" (2004), performing close to 200 shows of each production in New York City and other states. Additionally, he is currently a member of Zamba2samba (Brazilian music) and works frequently as a freelancer in New York City and Switzerland.
Besides his vast array of performing credentials, Adrian Mira is also an experienced instructor, teaching the fundamentals of clarinet, saxophone, recorder, and flute, as well as chorus at public schools in New York City and Switzerland. He is a graduate of the Academy of Music Winterthur-Zurich (Classical clarinet, diploma "cum laude", 2000) and, after that, has deepened his studies at the Jazz School Zurich (saxophone and clarinet). Mr.Mira is currently a regular collaborator with the Bronx Arts Ensemble, a professional performance ensemble with a year round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and full arts-in-education program for schools.
It is his goal to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for music with the youth and help them to embark on their own "Acoustic Journeys" through the diverse world of music.
Adrian Mira - short bio in german (Kurzbio in deutsch)