Brian Shankar Adler

Brian Adler
Title Artist Faculty

UMA Augusta Campus


Percussion, Composition, World Music, Global Rhythms Ensemble


Brian Shankar Adler is a multidisciplinary drummer, percussionist, and composer. He has been described as “a polyrhythmic force… New York City gritty yet still somehow capable of evoking the delicacy of a summer breeze…” by Brad Cohan, JazzTimes. Adler has worked with La Bomba De Tiempo, Sheila Jordan, Guillermo Klein, Michael Leonhart, Frank London, Kate McGarry, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Swados among others and has been featured in Modern Drummer Magazine, DownBeat, and NPR’s New Sounds. His recent project, Fourth Dimension won best music video at Transcinema International Film Festival in Peru and at the 2020 Independent Music Awards. Adler has toured four continents and has been recorded on more than 35 albums.