Whether tearing it up on stage or laying it down in the studio, professional pianist and composer Adam Bodine thrives in a variety of roles and realms. A diligent bandleader and creative arranger, Adam has refreshingly open musical sensibilities and an expressive authenticity that especially comes to life through his original instrumental music. A sought-after sideman as well, this remarkably versatile keyboardist is super active across a diverse range of scenes and communities.
Although generally classified under the umbrella of jazz, Adam Bodine’s original material flourishes beyond the confines of categorization and intermingles a hybrid of genres and eclectic synergy of styles. From epic cinematic journeys to whimsical little ditties, his compositions weave eccentric musical narratives that can warm the heart and tickle the imagination. Adam’s impressive discography as a leader reflects his own evolution and prevailing curiosity as an artist. Over the past few years, Bodine has cranked out a handful of outstanding albums that continue to accumulate acclaim and airplay around the globe – Offscreen Pursuits, Scenes of Changery, Nurtured by Nature, and Opus Reminiscence. These dynamic studio recordings feature compelling assortments of instrumentation and dozens of world-class musicians.
Undeniable is Adam’s natural musicality and his joy of playing, which paired with his playful sense of humor, always shines on stage and treats audiences to unique and memorable experiences. The charismatic pianist has particularly been making a name for himself and elevating his craft throughout his home state of Colorado. In addition to he and his music often being heard and hyped on a handful of reputable radio stations in the area, Adam’s growing performance résumé includes an extensive collection of venerable venues, festivals, and renowned concert appearances alike. Along with recurring successes headlining their own shows, various Bodine ensembles have also had the honor of sharing the marquee with some jazz heavyweights such as Robert Glasper, The Bad Plus, Christian McBride, Charlie Hunter, Ron Miles, Sean Jones, Ravi Coltrane, Eddie Gomez, and Pancho Sanchez.
An in-demand keyboardist outside of his own projects, Adam Bodine has racked up thousands of performances with hundreds of groups, playing alongside some of the best in the biz. A go-to session musician to boot, Bodine is regularly recruited for all sorts of recording work. Additionally, he has also accompanied a variety of theatrical productions including musicals, silent films, improv comedy, dance troupes, and various cultural arts and social justice presentations. Extra cool, Adam currently plays in the house band at eTown, the illustrious and nationally syndicated radio show and multimedia organization out of Boulder. In recent times with eTown, Adam has accompanied a myriad of popular artists including City and Colour, Shovels and Rope, The Milk Carton Kids, The Secret Sisters, Bruce Cockburn, Ron Sexsmith, Peter Rowan, Daniel Rodriguez, Abraham Alexander, S.G. Goodman, Allison Russell, Calexico, Buffalo Nichols, Jake Blount, Parker Millsap, The Ballroom Thieves, and Mmeadows.
As a music educator, Adam Bodine enjoys connecting with students of all ages and skill levels. He’s worked at a variety of workshops, camps, schools, and universities, as well as teaches privately out of his home studio in Boulder County, Colorado.