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, reliable and sought-after sideman, and charismatic performer, Bodine embodies keen musicianship and remarkable versatility.
Tearing it up on stage or laying it down in the studio, Adam is an extraordinary and masterful player in most any environment. Whether on acoustic or electric pianos, Hammond organ, funky Clavinet or synthesizers, this nimble-fingered keyboard wizard has outstanding chops, great feel and refreshingly open sensibilities. 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 continues to expand and embrace a melting pot of styles, genres, cultures and disciplines.
Adam Bodine’s expressive authenticity and vibrant musical personality is best revealed through his original instrumental music. Whether experienced live or from his growing discography of highly acclaimed recordings, Adam’s eclectic repertoire of tunes and unique compositional flair integrates a dynamic hybrid of flavors, textures, emotions and sounds that tickle the imagination.
His latest album, Opus Reminiscence, magnificently showcases Bodine’s blossoming musical prowess and creative development as a pianist, composer and bandleader. A lyrical, beautiful and cool coalescence of jazz, rock and classical, this spirited and captivating collection of all original pieces emanates an adventurous, cinematic and romantic vibe while brilliantly intermingling an assortment of instrumentation. Already in the works and on the horizon for release in early 2019 is yet another full-length Bodine original album that aims to stretch beyond any of his previous recording ventures.
A super busy dude outside of his own projects, 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 gigged around the country at a vast array of reputable venues and festivals and has worked alongside and shared the stage with some of the absolute very best in the biz. Adam has also accompanied choirs and operas, as well as a variety of theatrical presentations including musicals, plays and even silent films. A consummate go-to studio musician as well, Bodine is regularly recruited to collaborate on all sorts of artists’ albums and recordings, as well as various audiovisual productions on the web, TV and film.
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.