I am a multi-instrumentalist, specializing in drum set, vibes, and percussion.  I perform with three Albuquerque bands regularly: Baracutanga, Wagogo, and Cali Shaw Band and frequently with other groups such as PANdemonium and  Zoltan Orkestar.  I compose music for the marimba, voice, and for mixed ensembles which I perform at local grower’s markets and other venues.  I am currently engaged in the study of Afro-Cuban drumming and South Indian vocal music.  As an educator, I teach private lessons for the New Mexico School of Music as well as my personal studio in the north valley of Albuquerque, and have become a mainstay with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop, teaching a middle school rock band with the Empowerment Through Music Program.  I teach a hand drumming class for the Albuquerque Academy's Summer Session. I also help lead and accompany the Dances of Universal Peace and local kirtans in Albuquerque.



CONTACT ME : (816)377-3997 nicholasadambaker@gmail.com