Bio

Adam Knight

Jazz Guitarist, Composer, Educator; Clemson University Applied Lecturer, Jazz Guitar; USC Upstate Commercial Music Faculty

Adam Knight is a dynamic, soulful, and versatile guitarist.  His academic pursuit of music began in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz performance from Georgia State University.  He later went on to earn a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from New England Conservatory.  From 2006-2010 Adam was a member of the Atlanta-based pop/rock band GOLDEN.  GOLDEN performed at venues and festivals all across the Southeast including the 2006 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.  In addition to major market radio play, GOLDEN’s music has been placed on episodes of MTV’s, The Real World and Road Rules.  Adam also performs in Earsight, an original, high-energy funk/jazz project he formed in 2011.  Earsight released their self-titled debut album in May 2015.  Earsight performs regionally, and have received favorable press and radio play.  You can find Adam performing with his jazz trio at festivals, venues, and events around the Southeast.  He is the guitarist in the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band, a contemporary jazz orchestra based in Greenville, SC. The GJC Big Band recently released their debut album, “Welcome to Earth,” which features Adam’s composition, “City of Roswell.” Adam is currently on the music faculty at Clemson University and The University of South Carolina Upstate.