Adam Pfannenstiel

MR. PFANNENSTIEL TEACHES BAND AT PENNWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL IN THE PENNSBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

HE EARNED HIS BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION & JAZZ PERFORMANCE DEGREE FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY’S ESTHER BOYER COLLEGE OF MUSIC, WHERE HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY WITH SOME OF THE TOP JAZZ AND CLASSICAL MUSICIANS IN PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK CITY. THEY INCLUDE DAN MONAGHAN, STEVE FIDYK, GLENN STEELE, BILL KERRIGAN, TERELL STAFFORD, DICK OATTS, BEN SCHACHTER, BRUCE BARTH, AND NORMAN DAVID. HE ALSO HOLDS HIS MASTER’S DEGREE IN MUSIC EDUCATION FROM UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS IN PHILADELPHIA.

MR. PFANNENSTIEL HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM WITH SOME OF THE GREAT NAMES IN JAZZ SUCH AS BRANFORD MARSALIS, NICHOLAS PAYTON, SEAN JONES, BENNY GOLSON, TERELL STAFFORD, DICK OATTS, THE VANGUARD JAZZ ORCHESTRA, JOHN CLAYTON, JIMMY HEATH, SLIDE HAMPTON, FRANK WESS, JOE WILDER, CLARK TERRY, AND CARLA COOK. HIS CREDITS ALSO INCLUDE PERFORMANCES AT THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL, THE HAGUE JAZZ FESTIVAL IN THE NETHERLANDS, THE KENNEDY CENTER IN WASHINGTON DC, DIZZY’S CLUB COCA-COLA AND ALICE TULLY HALL AT LINCOLN CENTER AND CARNEGIE HALL IN NEW YORK CITY, AND THE KIMMEL CENTER, CHRIS’ JAZZ CAFÉ, ORTLIEB’S JAZZ HAUS, HERITAGE AND TIME IN PHILADELPHIA.

IN ADDITION TO PERFORMING, MR. PFANNENSTIEL HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED TO WRITE AND ARRANGE MUSIC FOR VARIOUS ENSEMBLES AT HERSHEY PARK AS WELL AS MARCHING AND JAZZ BAND MUSIC FOR SCHOOLS AROUND THE COUNTRY. HIS ORIGINAL WORK CAN BE HEARD ON THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND’S CD, “TO THAD WITH LOVE”, AS WELL AS A RECENTLY RELEASED ALBUM RECORDED BY THE PENNSBURY HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT JAZZ BAND ENTITLED, “THEN AND NOW”. HE HAS RECORDED WITH BASSIST TIM WOLFE ON HIS DEBUT ALBUM, “TOPICS OF CONVERSATION” THAT WAS RELEASED IN MARCH OF 2014. HE HAS ALSO WRITTEN MUSIC FOR THE JAZZ ORCHESTRA OF PHILADELPHIA, DIRECTED BY WORLD RENOWNED TRUMPETER TERELL STAFFORD.

 

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