The Special Edition Band    Musician
Dallas , TX
  • About
  • Special Edition is a premier Dallas party band that takes great pride in being able to offer a great variety of musical styles, performed by seasoned musicians, to its clients and listeners. Specializing in everything from Dance/Pop (Top 40), R&B, Rock and Jazz to even Country, Funk and Hip-hop, The Special Edition Band performs hundreds of times per year for weddings, private parties, corporate events and nightclub venues.
  • Genre(s)
    Rock Pop Country Jazz R&B/Soul Jazz
  • Venues
    bars Music Venues Concert Halls
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Biography
Led bassist/producer John Adams, "The Special Edition Band" is the one of the hottest, most adaptable and diverse, and reputable units for live-entertainment from the DFW-area, and provides the services of some the most experienced and established musicians in the business.   “The Special Edition Band” performs a unique blend of classic to current music ranging from jazz, to pop-dance, to rock, and can accommodate an array of musical preferences for each client or venue.  The group is primarily available in nine-piece or ten-piece configurations, featuring amazing vocalists, full rhythm section, and a spectacular horn-section.  The ever-growing list of satisfied clients includes: The Dallas Margarita Ball, The Arlington Margarita Ball, Jerry Jones and The Dallas Cowboys, The Dallas Country Club, Northwood Club, Dallas Arboretum, The Four Seasons Resort, The City Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth, The Tower Club, The Hotel St. Germain, The Trophy Club, Westin Stonebriar Hotel, The Warwick Melrose, The Park City Club of Dallas, Vaquero Golf Club, and many, many others!  The resumes of the performers runs an impressive gamut from touring with artists such as Lee Ann Rhimes, Kirk Whalum, Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Mel Torme, Kirk Franklin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joe McBride, and others, to recording thousands of pieces of music for broadcast, to posts at Dallas' Crescent Court Hotel, the jazz faculty at the University of North Texas, and more.  Their busy schedule of engagements include every high-profile venue in the DFW-area, such as The Four Seasons Resort, The Dallas Arboretum, City Place, The Dallas and Fort Worth Petroleum Clubs, The Worthington-Renaissance Hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, and others, as well as appearances at festivals, concert series and special events of all kinds.JOHN ADAMS (Band-leader/ Manager / Bassist / Arranger) As an accomplished acoustic and electric bassist, John Adams is one of the Southwest's most versatile and in-demand musicians, including on-going activities as a producer, arranger, composer, music contractor, and workshop clinician.  Adams holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of North Texas, where for ten years he was the jazz bass instructor.  Through his “Bassistonline.com” website, John provides bass parts for recording clients ranging across the US, as well as internationally in UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, Turkey, Greece and others.  He has backed and/or recorded for a wide array of artists from vocalists Mel Torme, Rosemary Clooney, Phil Driscoll, and Wayne Watson, to jazz artists such as Woody Herman, Randy Brecker, Marvin Stamm, Joe McBride, Bobby Lyle, Carl Fontana, Chet Baker, Clark Terry, Dave Liebman, and others. His broad musical background has also included symphonic and pit/show work.Through his independent Congruent Music label, Adams has released eight highly acclaimed and widely varied CD projects, including the stunning “John and Mark’s Excellent Rock Adventure,” (2012), and which includes a unique instructional component, as well his acclaimed jazz releases "Jump Shot" ('96), "Fly By Night" ('99), "With You In Mind" ('01), “The John Adams Group - Live!" CD ('04), “Thumbs Up,” (’09), “Trios,” (’06) and the sequel “Trios Two” (2013). Bios for the rest of the band are available by request or on our website.
Awards & Appreciations
  • The Knot Best of Weddings Award for 2010, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019


  • Wedding Wire "Couples Choice" award for 2016, 2017, & 2018