Mark Adams

Mark Adams, a world-class soul jazz pianist, is quickly becoming the most sought after jazz pianist of his generation. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mark was first introduced to the piano at the tender age 5 by Velma, his mother and a teacher of music. Mark moved to New York when he was 12 years old, and continued his musical pursuits with the support of his father Kenneth. Kenneth is a Broadway and classical woodwind musician. He furthered his musical skills at Greenwich House of Music School, specializing jazz and classical music. This was followed by a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Performance at City College of New York. Mark’s accomplishments include composing, performing in Broadway’s musical “Guys Named Moe”, and being an active member of York College (CUNY), where he teaches music theory and advanced piano techniques. Mark is both a published author as well as a professor. His book, “Basics”, debuted in August 2010. It mirrors the courses he taught at York College, which teaches music theory and keyboard harmony. Mark’s passion for music can be seen in his free piano lessons to talented young pianists who cannot afford private lessons. Mark has performed and worked with many jazz greats including Ron Carter, Hugh Masekela and Ronnie Laws.

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