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Drummer/Percussionist, Film & TV Composer, Arranger & Orchestrator, Music &TV/Video Producer/Editor, and college-level Instructor Adrian Peek brings a wealth of varied expertise to all his many associations and projects (“ It may seem like a lot to some, but all this came from my wanting to be a mix of Elvin Jones, Buddy Rich, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein”, says Adrian). Resident of Los Angeles since 2004, Adrian has been nationally and internationally recognized as a major contributor in television, recorded and live music concert performance for many years.
Adrian’s most recent project is his first EP release as the leader of THE MERLIN Zs. The as-yet-untitled EP features performances from several international recording artists and will be released Spring 2012. Other recent projects: scoring the independent film DATE WITH A BLACK WIDOW and writing/producing PULLIN’ FLOWER PETALS and THE DEFINITION OF LORD SHAVOZ, by LA hip hop artist LORD SHAVOZ (currently available on iTunes, etc.). Adrian also composed spot music and did voice-overs for the online radio show COFFEE TALK JAZZ RADIO, heard in all of North America and 33 other countries.
Adrian is a featured artist on American jazz guitarist Doug Lauber’s upcoming latest CD, to be initially released in France, Germany and the UK later this year (2012).
Adrian is the regular drummer for Chester Whitmore’s Opus One Big Band and the Central Avenue Dancers, R&B/Smooth Jazz Artist Larry Williams, and is Lead Drummer for H. Dominique’s New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band. Peek is quickly developing a reputation as a “go to guy” for last minute subbing with (THE actor/singer) Jack Black, (composer) Richard Tuttobene, (trombonist/violinist) Dan Weinstein and (vocalist) Mike Tortoricci. He’s performed with (saxist) Zane Musa, (guitarist) Bruce Lofgren, (LA music legend) Jimmie Maddin, (trumpeter) Everett Turner and (vocalist) Jolli Starr.
Adrian produced The Brothers Curtis’ “It’s You That’s Got To Go” CD that won the “Best Produced Independent Blues Album” W.C. Handy Award in 2005.