Adrian Bridges spent his past semester at New York University at their campus in Florence, Italy. While there, he studied everything from guitar and music to politics and the Italian language, becoming ever more intimate with the culture of Italy. During that time, he had the opportunity to travel extensively around the country, both as a tourist and on tour as a member of his jazz ensemble, "The Afterthought Quartet."
Along the way, he took pictures of much of what he saw. This book is devoted to the photographs he took on those adventures and the journal entries he compiled on his trips around Italy and other nearby European locations.
While this book resembles the blog which Adrian kept during his time abroad, the focus of this book is on the photography, while the journal entries have been edited, and many times expanded upon, to supplement these images.
Adrian Bridges is a guitarist, composer, and writer living in New York City. He recently graduated from New York University, where he will continue his studies in music pursuing a master's degree. Adrian has been named a Presser Scholar, and studied with the likes of Peter Bernstein, Randy Johnston, Rich Shemaria, and Brian Lynch. He has performed at such venues as World Café Live (Philadelphia), Rockwood Music Hall (New York), The Blue Note (Milan), and Take Five Jazz Club (Bologna). Adrian spends much of his spare time with a camera and pen. His play, Commercial Friends, was a 2007 National Young Playwrights runner-up, and he has blogged about his travels abroad and the subjects of the NYU Steinhardt Jazz Interview Series. The former was the basis for his book, Adventures In Italy.