Pronounced "prodigious" by the late Leonard Feather, and "a monster" by Tutti Heath, Adam Platt began playing piano at the age of four.
Adam has performed/recorded with Lionel Hampton, Candido, Matt Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, DJ Spooky, Brian Bromberg, Kelly Roberti, Dana Leong, and Om'mas Keith. He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, Scandanavia and the Pacific Rim including Beijing, Macau, Belgrade, Verona, Cologne, and Dublin. In addition to his solo work as a pianist and composer, Adam has several groups in New York City; in particular, his own trio Dance Fight, and the larger ensemble Wu Li, and The Prigs, who perform regularly on the East coast.
Platt is also a member of Sweetpro, a music production house in New York City, who have composed and recorded all three seasons of original music for comedian Louis C.K.'s show "Louie" on FX which premiered in the summer of 2010.
Two years later, at the age of twelve, Adam was invited back by Lionel Hampton to be a guest artist at his Jazz Festival. Read the article by Leonard Feather in Entertainment Weekly.
Platt's involvement with education is evident, having taught hundreds of students of all ages over the years including master classes and outreach programs for all grade levels in the public schools in the Northeast as well as Bozeman, Montana. Adam joined the faculty at the renowned Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University in 2007, and is now the resident accompanist and co-teacher for New York City's renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center program "WeBop!".
Read a review by jazz critic Bill Kohlhaase of a concert performed by Platt with bassist Kelly Roberti.
Watch a short video of Adam teaching a three year old:
Go to the website for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Webop