Why are you called Adam's Apple?
Adam's Apple, obviously, has a theological meaning and relevance, which I think is appropriate for this project. But the name Adam's Apple is also the title of an album released in 1966, by the American Jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter. The Album includes compositions that have become jazz standards, such as Footprints. So the name Adam's Apple is, therefore, a reference to Wayne Shorter and his wonderful music.
Do you work with choirs?
Yes, we have worked with lots of choirs and are happy to share concerts and events with choirs and other music groups. You can hear a track of Adam's Apple playing with the Gospel choir Lifted on the Samples page.
Can you play for a Church Service?
Yes. We have played for lots of services, and are happy to fit in with and help plan how the music can best fit the service.
Can our congregation sing along to your hymns?
Not really, because the nature of Jazz and improvisation means that we don't always play it the same way twice. But what we have done is to play a hymn “straight” for the congregation or choir to sing along to and then gone on into our version as a reflection or meditation on that hymn or theme.
Do you need much space?
No we have played in small parish churches. We have not yet encountered a church or space we haven't been able to accommodate.
We don't have a piano in our church...
That's fine. I play a Roland FP-5 digital Stage piano which sounds just like the real thing.
Can you supply posters or flyers for us to advertise?
Yes, we can send you pdf files with all the details for you to print off and use, or we can send pictures and blurb if you would prefer to do it your self.
Do you need access to electricity?
yes, we need to plug in the digital piano and sometimes a small bass amp.
If you have any further questions please get in touch with Adam Biggs here