Rob Adams (Scotland)
Rob Adams is a journalist, agent and publicist with a background in jazz promotion. Working in Scotland and London, Rob promoted dozens of concerts by musicians including saxophonists George Coleman and Bobby Watson, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, [...]
bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Billy Cobham.
He also founded Dundee Jazz Festival and organised tours by pianist Keith Tippett, bassist Arild Andersen, singer Elaine Delmar, saxophonists John Surman and Iain Ballamy, and trumpeter Ian Carr, among many others.
Moving into journalism, Rob served as jazz correspondent for the Herald in Glasgow for thirty years and has also written for newspapers, magazines and online media including The Times (London), The Scotsman, Jazzwise, JazzUK, Songlines, and London Jazz News.
In 2013, Rob organised a solo piano tour of the UK for Venezuelan pianist Leo Blanco. This led to the formation of Rob Adams Music Touring, an agency that represents saxophonist Tommy Smith, multi-award-winning pianist Fergus McCreadie and singer Tina May. Rob’s work as a publicist has included the Jazz Promotion Network’s Going Dutch project, tours and recordings by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and album releases by musicians from the Netherlands, New Zealand and Scotland.