Bucky Adams (2)
His first job was at the age of nine, playing trumpet for a parade of the Barnum and Bailey Circus on the Halifax Commons. As he told a Chronicle Herald reporter in 1986, “the band was old, old, black, real New Orleans jazz musicians, and the trumpet player dropped dead on the way here.”The band heard him playing tunes by Louis Armstrong on his doorstep and recruited Adams to play on top of a cage of lions.
From the 50's through to the 80's, Bucky formed several successful bands, including "The Rockin' Rebels", Road Runners, Ambassadors, "Club Unusual", "The Basin St.Trio", with whom he made his first recording, and "Generations", comprised of young players on the cutting edge of the Halifax music scene. Bucky also played with or to Jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Count Bassie, B.B.King and Lionel Hampton. In 1981 Bucky was featured on the CBC Radio Halifax program "Identities", for which he was awarded the International Gabriel Award by the United Nations, representing the highest honour in broadcasting production and content.
Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, African Nova Scotian Music Association Award Show (ANSMA)
1997 Pioneer Award Winner / ANAMA Awards (The African NS Music Assoc.)
1997 Nominated for two East Coast Music Awards Artist
1981 International Gabriel Award
Bucky Adams (2) Discography Tracks
|ES 1010||Bucky Adams (2) And Basin Street||Bucky Adams (2) And Basin Street - Bucky Adams And Basin Street At Privateers' Warehouse (LP, Album)||Solar Sound Productions (2)||ES 1010||Canada||1976||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|LM-238||Bucky Adams (2) With The Musical Friends||Bucky Adams (2) With The Musical Friends - Bucky Adams Saxaphone With The Musical Friends (7", EP, Promo)||CBC Radio Canada||LM-238||Canada||1974||Sell This Version|