Jazz has taken Normal native Adam Larson to nearly all points on the globe. The U-High grad has also been on the receiving end of critical praise from high places. Longtime Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich says Larson is “a player for whom the word ‘prodigious’ was coined.” Despite the acclaim, Larson said he still struggles with high, self-imposed expectations.
"Sometimes during school I spent an inordinate amount of time looking at the wrong stuff. For example, looking at other people's success as anything else but admiration and joy."