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          Adolfo is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Minnesota-Morris and continues to receive invitations for guest lectures and masterclasses in prestigious conservatories and universities, including UW-Madison (WI), Concordia (ND), University of Northern Iowa (IA), Cuesta College (CA), St. Petersburg College (FL), Universidad de Chile, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Universidade Julio de Mesquita (Unesp), EMESP, Universidade Estadual do Maringa, Universidade Federal do Pará, Souza Lima Berklee and several others. Adolfo has also been a full-time instructor at Guarulhos Municipal Conservatory in Brazil, in addition to teaching courses at Knox College, University of Iowa and Arizona State University. His research has been presented at conferences such as Jazz Education Network (JEN), the International Society for Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and the University of Edinburgh among others and Adolfo received an outstanding research award while pursuing his master's degree at the University of South Florida.

Adolfo has performed in jazz clubs and festivals in Brazil, US, France, and Mexico. He is currently promoting his album "Brazilian Childhood" (featuring Randy Brecker, Jose Valentino Ruiz and Tammy Scheffer) showing a blend between American jazz, Brazilian music and progressive rock. Some of his most recent activities as a performer include an award at the Guiomar Novaes Piano competition in Brazil, sold-out performances at the Blue Note Sao Paulo and performances in Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Chile.
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