Free Concert - Adrienne Nims, Saxophone and Flute
3:00 PM - Saturday, March 28, 2015
One Hour

Adirenne Nims will perform at 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center Theater. Adrienne Nims’ passionate energy and dazzling musicianship are well acclaimed;  As featured solo artist, or with her talented band Spirit Wind, Adrienne creates an inspiring and unforgettable entertainment experience.  Adrienne’s dynamic, sensual voice on the saxophones, flutes and many more global indigenous instruments express not only a vast array of musical culture and style, but also the magic & mystery of Life.

Spirit Wind; featuring Adrienne’s virtuosic play on soprano, alto and tenor saxes, as well as flutes, including traditional western; Native American; Indian; African & Asian flutes; perform contemporary jazz and global music throughout the United States & internationally.   True to her amazing technical skill, creativity & vast repertoire, Nims has been called a “musical chameleon“.

Adrienne Nims & Spirit Wind have performed famously at such well known venues as the Getty Museum of Los Angeles; the California Center for the Arts; the world famous San Diego Zoo; Quail Botanical Gardens and at Major Jazz festivals.   Having played with the Larry Mitchell Band, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Native Vibe; Adrienne has opened for such greats as Spyro Gyra; Kirk Whalum; Joe Cocker; Al DiMeola; Fourplay; Steppenwolf; Najee; Boney James and Boz Scaggs, just to name a few.

Passion, versatility and love for the art are evident in Adrienne’s involvement with such local delights as the Lambs Player’s Theatre, the Diversionary Theater and the La Jolla Stage.  Adrienne’s Classical Music accomplishments are highlighted with several classical concert series, among them the well acclaimed Gluck Chamber Concert series of California and New York.

Adrienne’s vast performance experience and her professional musicianship translate precisely into her work in the recording studio.  An accomplished studio musician of nearly 20 years, Adrienne Nims is featured on over 50 CD’s, including her own releases; Spirit Wind (contemporary and Latin jazz) , Now and Zen (a compilation of world flute music), and Lady of the Loch (Celtic), all available on CD.  Visit Adrienne’s website for details -

In addition to her professional music career, Adrienne finds time to stay involved in sharing music with children and adults of all ages through library and school music programs throughout the communities.   Adrienne acknowledges her boundless musical creativity as “drawn from every curve of the globe, springing from the immense and infinite music of nature” as well as from the individual and collective spirit and emotion of the talented musicians with whom she plays.  

The concerts are presented by the MTRP Foundation and are free to the public. Most concerts are on Sunday unless designated as *Saturday.

Scheduled Concerts to date:

Mar 28 - Adrienne Nims, Saxophone and Flute (*Saturday)
Apr 19 - San Diego Harp Society
May 03 -Whispers in the Wind Storytelling "Native American Folklore
May 17- Mary Lu Brandwein and Yuki Easter - Shakuhachi & Koto with San Diego Friends of Takasumi-e Art
May 30 -Quartet Mouveau, Classical Performance (*Saturday)
Jun 07 - Caprice Strings and Francesca Savage
Jun 14 - Native American Flute Circle
Jul 05 - Many Strings, Hammer Dulcimer and Guitar
Jul 19 - Peter Sprague, Jazz Guitarist
Aug 02 - Lillian Palmer, Vocalist
Aug 23 - Amy Ianner, Celtic Harp
Aug 29 - N. Scott Robinson, World Percussion (*Saturday)
Sep 06 - Peter Pupping, Guitarist
Sep 20 - Carol Pelkner and Jim George - Marimba, Vibes, Clarinet and Flute
Oct 18 - Yale Strom Klezmer and Roma Music
Nov 28 - Fred Benedetti, Guitarist  (*Saturday)

Concert schedule subjet to change.