Adrian Cox started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and was runner-up in the clarinet category of the 2018 British Jazz Awards.
Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, and Guy Barker and at countless sell-out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican, and The Lincoln Center (New York). He has featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, where Cerys Matthews proclaimed that Adrian “Touches the other world that all musicians aspire to.”
Cox is also a member of UK jazz act Kansas Smitty's House Band, where his distinctive sound and songwriting accomplishments are invaluable to the group.
Adrian is influenced by many of the great New Orleans clarinettists and his love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful and inspiring playing, which will lift any bandstand.