Pronounced "Prodigious" by the late Leonard Feather of the L.A. Times, and "A Monster" by Tootie Heath, Adam Platt began playing the piano at the age of four. The recipient of several awards growing up including DownBeat Magazine's student music awards, and winning the High School Jazz Piano division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (first when he was 10 years old, the youngest winner ever). Adam has since attended New England Conservatory as well as Berklee College of Music studying with, Joanne Brackeen, Michael Cain, Bob Moses, and many others.
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 the North East and 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!".
Adam has performed/recorded with Lionel Hampton, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, DJ Spooky, Brian Bromberg, Kelly Roberti, Dana Leong, Erika Rose, Jonny Voltik, III Kings, and Om'mas Keith, amongst many others. He has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim including Beijing, Macau, Belgrade, Verona, Kologne, Dublin and Scandanavia. In addition to his solo work as a Pianist, Composer, Adam has 3 groups in New York City; Dance Fight, The Prigs, and Wuli who perform regularly all over the east coast and are completing various recording projects. Adam also is part of a music collective in New York City called Sweetpro, who recently recorded all the original music for Comedian Louis C.K.'s show on FX "Louie" which premiered in the summer of 2010 and has been picked up for a second season expected to air in spring of 2011. Dave Brubeck once said about Adam: "He has everything he needs and more. I can't imagine he won't soon be recognized as one of the greatest." To listen to some of Adam's current projects visit: