Adam Deitch

Born to parents who were Berklee College of Music graduates as well as drummers, Adam Deitch began his musical odyssey at birth. Adam actually credits his mother as his first drum teacher and biggest influence. She put together his first band and he was often the drum tech for her band.

Adam was playing a full drumset by age 3 and performing at local elementary schools by age 5. During his junior and senior high school years Adam studied piano, alto sax, bass, guitar and, of course, drums. He played in a number of musical projects/bands while immersing himself in the local Gospel music scene. These experiences prepared him for a short stay at Berklee where he met countless teachers and students and grew into a more seasoned, all-around musician.

After leaving Berklee, Adam joined the world-renowned, soul/funk group Average White Band (AWB)— touring and recording with them for 3 years. For Adam, being on the road with AWB, and artists like Chaka Khan, Tower of Power, Earth, Wind & Fire and others at the age of 24 was an education in itself.

For the next 3 years, Adam played with Jazz-rock legend John Scofield. He toured the world, co-wrote 3 albums, was nominated for a Grammy and played at almost every Jazz Festival on the planet. After Scofield, Adam continued his musical development by joining Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean and working closely with HipHop legends like Lauren Hill, DJ Quik, Akon, Estelle and pop star Shakira. He also produced tracks for Talib Kweli, 50 Cent and Pharoahe Monch and toured with EDM giant Pretty Lights and DRK WAV featuring keyboard icon John Medeski.

Most recently, Adam has concentrated on his own projects. He formed funk supergroup Lettuce and EDM powerhouse Break Science, launched his own label, “Golden Wolf Records” and performed numerous drum clinics, including a featured spot on the prestigious 2010 Modern Drummer Festival.

Adam endorses Tama Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vater Sticks and Evans heads.