Nicholas “Nick” Adams is a percussionist and bandleader from Maple Grove, Minnesota, and is the drummer for the bands Liquid Vinyl and Below Zero. He currently attends Totino-Grace High School.
Adams got his first drum set at the age of two, and started taking lessons when he was four. He has studied with some of the finest musicians in the midwest, including Robert Adney (South Dakota Symphony), Steve Roehm (The New Standards), and Phil Hey.
In 2014, Adams, trombonist Jacob Rochell-Share, pianist August McKinney, and bassist Jorgen Linné formed the fledgeling jazz quintet Below Zero. Saxophonist Noah Willhite joined the group in 2015.
In the summer of 2016, Adams created an improvisation-focused group called Liquid Vinyl, featuring trumpeter Leighton Tuenge, saxophonists Thoger Boyum and Charley Menken, bassist Harry Menken, guitarist Bruce Acosta, and pianist Ethan Bogle.
Besides music, Adams enjoys video games, science fiction movies, and books by J. R. R. Tolkien.