About adam

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Drummer Adam Alesi is in high demand for session and live work in Los Angeles and around the greater Southern California region. As a student of drum legend Gregg Bissonette (and later as Gregg’s cartage tech), Adam learned how to connect with music and musicians on a personal and emotional level. Like his mentor, he has made taste and versatility his hallmarks.  

One of Adam’s longest musical relationships has been with veteran pianist/composer/producer Geoff Stradling. Adam has been Geoff’s first call for over a decade, and the two have worked on countless recording projects together including Mad Men, the Golden Globe Awards, the SAG Awards, and Geoff’s original big band, The Stradband. Another decade-plus tenure Adam maintains is with the all-pro band that supports Burbank High School’s show choir, In Sync. The group is nationally competitive, perennially award-winning, and served as the model for the hit Fox series Glee.

Adam’s other credits for film and TV include the IMAX original film Pandas with composer Mark Mothersbaugh, and a national Samsung ad campaign featuring Rihanna. He has performed regularly with numerous big band legends including Grammy Award winner Gordon Goodwin and Tonight Show composer/arranger Mike Barone. Over his 15-year career, Adam has also performed with legendary artists across many genres including Aretha Franklin, Richard Carpenter, and David Benoit. His reading skills and stylistic versatility have made him a go-to for theatre production companies such as 3-D Theatricals, Musical Theatre West, and La Mirada Center for the Performing Arts, with whom he has performed dozens of musicals. This range of theatre experience helped Adam land his most recent gig as the drummer for Disneyland’s Pixarmonic Orchestra. He lives in Orange County with his wife and daughter.  

Stage

-Pixarmonic Orchestra, Disneyland Resort

-Guys and Dolls

-West Side Story

-Memphis

-The Full Monty

-Avenue Q

-Lil’ Abner

-Boys from Syracuse

-The Unauthorized Musical Parody: Cruel Intentions

-End of the Rainbow

-The New Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein

-Pipe Dream

Recording

-2019 The Golden Globe Award

-Mad Men, Lionsgate Television

-Rhianna, the Anti Diary Room 6, Album promo video, Samsung

-Disneyland Resort-Mad Hatter Tea Party pre-records, Disney

-Golden Road Brewery Television spot

-Powerade Television spot

-2013 SAG Awards

-Vegas, CBS Television

-The Lying Game, Warner Brothers

-Warehouse, Universal Pictures

-Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Los Angeles Musicians Collective, Pre-record

-Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Scott Free Production, 2017

-Ode to Joy, Columbia Pictures, 2018 release

-Pandas IMAX, Warner Brothers, 2018 nationwide release

Albums

-John Kapelos, Too Hip For The Room, 2018

-Mike Barone Big Band, Birdland, 2012

-Mike Barone Big Band, La Fiesta, 2015

-Trumpetology, This is Trumpetology, 2015

-Elliot Deutsch Big Band, Weeknight Music, 2009

-Retro Remix Review, Volume 1, 2008

-Retro Remix Review, Volume 2, 2009

-Play it Cool, Original Los Angeles Cast Recording, 2006