No doubt about it, Adam Bodine loves to make music. Whether tearing it up on stage or laying it down in the studio, this Colorado-based pianist and composer thrives in a variety of roles and realms. A soulful improviser, tasty accompanist, diligent bandleader, creative arranger, sought-after sideman, and charismatic performer, Bodine embodies stellar musicianship and remarkable versatility.
Adam’s expressive authenticity and refreshingly open musical sensibilities are best revealed through his original instrumental music. Although generally classified under the umbrella of jazz, Bodine’s genre-fusing repertoire flourishes beyond the confines of categorization and playfully intermingles a broad and dynamic synergy of styles, sounds, feels, and moods. Over the last four years, Adam has cranked out three fantastic albums: Scenes of Changery, Nurtured by Nature, and Opus Reminiscence. These works feature the multidimensional keyboardist stretching out on a conglomeration of acoustic and electric pianos, the Hammond organ, the funky Hohner Clavinet, a cosmic array of synthesizers, as well as bits on the melodica and even the accordion. Further enhanced with compelling assortments of instrumentation and world-class musicians, these recordings radiate a cinematic and whimsical vibe that warms the heart and tickles the imagination.
While Bodine’s blossoming musical output continues to attract listeners and accumulate acclaim and airplay around the globe, the active bandleader has been especially 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 across the area, Adam’s live performance résumé continues to expand and feature an impressive collection of venerable venues, festivals, and renowned concert appearances alike. Undeniable is Bodine’s natural musicality and his joy of playing, which paired with his potent sense of humor, always shines on stage and treats audiences to unique and memorable experiences.
A super busy dude outside of his own band-leading endeavors, Adam is a top-call keyboardist across a multitude of scenes and communities. In only a few years’ time, both locally and on a national level, he’s racked up many thousands of gigs with several hundred bands, playing alongside some of the best in the biz. Bodine has also accompanied various theatrical productions including silent films, musicals, improv comedy, dance companies, and a diversity of cultural arts and social justice presentations. A consummate go-to studio musician as well, Adam is regularly recruited by all sorts of artists, producers, and engineers to collaborate on a wide range of recording session work.