Charles (Bucky) Adams
Category: Jazz

  • 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award, African Nova Scotian Music Association Award Show (ANSMA)
  • 1997 Pioneer Award Winner / ANAMA Awards
  • 1997 Nominated for two East Coast Music Awards Artist
  • 1981 International Gabriel Award
Charles R. “Bucky” Adams was born into a large musical family on in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1937. From the 50’s through to the 80’s Bucky formed several successful band, including, “The Rockin’ Rebels”, “Club Unusual”, and “The Basin Street Trio”. Bucky also played with jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie, and Oscar Peterson, to name only a few. 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 honor in broadcasting production and content.

During the 90’s Bucky’s career has taken on a renewed energy and direction. Since 1993 he has performed with the prestigious Nova Scotia Mass choir. In 1996 Bucky produced his own CD, “In A Lovin’ Way”, and in 1997 was nominated for two East Coast Music Awards. His upcoming CD, “Fresh Daily” is a collection of live performances. Bucky’s pioneering and undaunted spirit has stood the test of time and has helped to keep jazz alive in Halifax.