Adam has everything he needs and even more. I can't imagine he won't soon be recognized as one of the greatest."
- Dave Brubeck
Pronounced "prodigious" by the late Leonard Feather, and "a monster" by Tutti Heath, Bozeman ,MT native Adam Platt began playing piano at the age of four. The recipient of several awards growing up; including multiple DownBeat Magazine's student music awards, and twice winning the High School Piano division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Adam first won this competition when he was just 10 years old, the youngest winner ever. Between age eleven and fourteen, Adam was also selected to be the pianist for Montana State University's jazz band. Two years later, at the age of twelve, Adam was invited back by Lionel Hampton to be a guest artistat his Jazz Festival.
After studying at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Adam moved to NYC.
Adam has performed/recorded with Lionel Hampton, Tessa Souter, 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 and Macau.
In addition to his solo work as a pianist and composer, Adam has several groups in New York City; in particular, his own jazz trio #AP3 and elecronic trio Dance Fight, as well as Wu Li, Tam Lin, The Prigs, and Miss Ida Blue. Platt is also a member of SweetPro, a music production house in New York City, who have composed and recorded all five seasons of original music for the Emmy award winning show by comedian Louis C.K."Louie" on FX.
As an educator, Platt has 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. He is now the head of musician training, as well as the resident accompanist and co-teacher for New York City's renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center program "WeBop!" which was named Best Music Class in 2013 by New York Magazine.