For artists seeking a creative drummer, percussionist and composer with a specialty in Indian and hybrid-global instruments, Brian Shankar Adler's work has been described as “profoundly exquisite.” 


Adler has worked with Bomba de Tiempo, LA Opera, Bombay Rickey, Sheila Jordan, Guillermo Klein, Kate McGarry, and has been featured in Modern Drummer, DownBeat and NPR.


Adler provides a custom tailored sonic palette, rich in textural detail and a creative rhythmic approach specific to each project. 


Gear Highlights:

drum set (jazz, fusion and rock sizes)

tabla

mrdang

ghatam

dhol

kanjira

cajon

bongos

djembe

conga

timbale

udu

slit drum 

bombo leguero

shakers

bells

glockenspiel

thunder sheet

chromatic discs

found objects and crates filled with various instruments and otherworldly sounds

daw: Cubase

interface: Steinberg

mics: an assortment of dynamic and condenser mics.

plugins: Waves


Testimonials:

"Brian is a very talented instrumentalist. Elevated my work x100. Thank you, Brian. I couldn't have done it without you!" ~Brian H, Music Supervisor.


"Great tabla player, wonderful communication and high quality recordings! highly recommend!” ~Amal L, Producer.


"Brian provide some fantastic percussion for one of my projects. He was a pleasure to work with and super creative with his parts. Highly Recommended!" ~Fraser C, Composer.


To book a session or ask questions, contact Brian Shankar Adler