Adam Rogers was born and raised in New York City where he studied
guitar with Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins and John Scofield.
During his four years at the Mannes Conservatory of Music he studied
Classical Guitar with Robert Secrist and Frederic Hand. Since
the beginning of his professional career he has played on over
two hundred commercially released recordings and has toured extensively
throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Southeast
Asia, The Middle East, The Americas and Russia. Adam has been
enthusiastically reviewed in the New York Times, Downbeat, Jazz
Times, The Village Voice, Newsweek, Jazziz, Jazz Hot, The Chicago
Sun Times, the L.A times, Jazzwise, and The New Yorker among numerous
other periodicals worldwide.
For eleven years he co-led the innovative and
critically acclaimed group Lost Tribe, touring nationally and
internationally and releasing three albums.
He has also been featured performing, touring
and recording with artists such as Michael Brecker, Cassandra
Wilson, Norah Jones, Walter Becker, Paul Simon, Regina Carter,
John Zorn, Randy Brecker, Laurie Anderson, The Mingus Orchestra
feat. Elvis Costello, Terence Blanchard, Simon Shaheen, The Gil
Evans Orchestra, John Pattitucci, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, Lizz
Wright, The Brecker Brothers, Jacky Terrasson, Kenny Barron, George
Russell, Brian Blade, Eliane Elias, Alana Davis, David Krakauer,
The Neptunes, Giora Feidman, Jack Mcduff, Larry Coryell, Chris
Potter and Ronald Shannon Jackson among others, as well as playing
music for the theater with The Great Lakes Theater Company, Joseph
Papp's Public Theater and The Metropolitan Opera.
In the summer of 1999 he was the featured soloist
with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra.
He has also played on the soundtracks of numerous
films such as, Michael Almereyda s "Hamlet" -
Carter Burwell- Composer. Spike Lees "Jim Brown: All
American" - Terence Blanchard composer. Most recently
Barry Levensons "What just Happened" - Marcelo
In 2006 he produced and arranged 3 CDs of
Beatles music for the Japanese label OMG as well as recently having
produced, arranged and recorded for vocalist Monday Michirus
As a leader, Adam has had a steady output of original
work. His debut CD on Criss Cross Records, Art of the Invisible
features Edward Simon-Piano, Scott Colley-bass and Clarence Penn-Drums.
The follow up, Allegory, also on Criss Cross, features
the same group with the addition of Chris Potter on Saxophone.
His third release for Criss Cross, Apparitions, was
released in April 2005. The most recent record Time and
the Infinite featuring Scott Colley and Bill Stewart, was
released in February 2007 also on Criss Cross Jazz. Adam's new
trio recording, "Sight", with John Patitucci and Clarence
Penn was released in May of 2009.
Adam continues to reside in N.Y.C.