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Bucky Adams


Bucky Adams (saxophonist) was born in Halifax in 1937. Bucky grew up in a large musical family and picked up the trumpet early but switched to tenor sax after an intense playing session broke his trumpet and he took up his father’s tenor sax.

Comfortable in a variety of styles, Bucky led several groups from the 1950s through the 1980s including “Basin Street Trio” and the “Rockin Rebels”. He was nominated for two East Coast Music Awards in 1997 for the album “In a Lovin’ Way” and remains an active figure on the east coast scene performing in festival and as a music history ambassador to numerous local junior high and high schools.