Music is Adam Bodine’s lifelong passion and his full-time profession. Based out of Colorado, this talented pianist and multidimensional keyboardist joyfully excels in a variety of roles and situations. A soulful improviser, tasteful accompanist, evocative composer and arranger, prolific producer, diligent bandleader, sought after sideman and charismatic performer, Bodine embodies keen musicianship and remarkable versatility.
An astute listener with outstanding chops and refreshingly open sensibilities, Adam is a dynamic and masterful player in most any environment. Although he is comfortable with generally being labeled a jazz musician, and certainly revels in the language, aesthetic qualities and artistic freedoms intrinsic to jazz music, Bodine flourishes beyond the confines of categorization. His diverse musical background, interests and technical expertise embrace an extremely wide range of styles, genres, cultures and disciplines. In particular, along with many flavors of jazz, Adam is also well seasoned in the various realms of rock, funk, soul, blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, reggae, latin and classical music.
Adam Bodine’s expressive authenticity can best be heard in his own original instrumental music. His latest album and most ambitious work to date, Opus Reminiscence, magnificently showcases Adam’s expanding musical prowess and creative development as a pianist, composer and bandleader. A beautiful, lyrical coalescence of jazz and classical, this spirited and captivating collection of all original pieces emanates a cinematic vibe while brilliantly intermingling an assortment of instrumentation.
With that, another superb and beloved musical enterprise led by Bodine is his trio. A standard jazz piano trio format complemented by an expansive rotation of exceptional bassists and drummers, the Adam Bodine Trio is an entertaining and popular band that provides an optimum framework for Adam’s vibrant musical personality to shine. In addition to an extensive discography, which has accumulated much praiseworthy recognition, including worldwide radio play and album sales, it is playing live in front of discernible audiences where the Adam Bodine Trio continues to receive rave reviews and amplify its artistry to spectacular dimensions.
Outside of his own projects, tearing it up on stage or laying it down in the studio, Adam is also a very active freelance musician and in demand keyboardist. In just a handful of years, Bodine’s booming career has had the pleasure of playing thousands of performances with hundreds of bands. He’s performed at a vast array of the nation’s top venues and festivals alongside some of the very best in the biz. A super busy dude especially throughout Colorado’s eclectic and happenin’ music scene, Adam averages well over two hundred gigs a year with a fluctuation of over thirty groups. A consummate studio musician as well, Bodine is regularly recruited to collaborate on all sorts of artists’ albums, recordings and even commercials. He also accompanies choirs and various kinds of theatrical productions including plays, musicals and silent films.
As a music educator, Adam enjoys connecting and working with students and music lovers of all ages and skill levels. He helps out at various public and private schools, as well as participates in an assortment of workshops and camps. Bodine also provides private music lessons. Guided and motivated first and foremost by the interests and curiosities of each individual student, every lesson with Adam is a fun, uniquely specialized and cooperative process of exploration and discovery.