Adam Holzman (keyboardist)

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Adam Holzman (born 15 February 1958, New York City) is an American jazz keyboardist. He is the son of Elektra Records' founder, Jac Holzman.[1]


In the early 1980s, Holzman founded the Fents with Ted Hall.[2] In 1985, he was hired by Miles Davis to play keyboards on the trumpeter's Tutu album, and stayed with him for four years, eventually becoming his musical director. He can be seen performing in the Davis concert video That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987. In the early 1990s, he founded the band Mona Lisa Overdrive, which subsequently changed its name to Brave New World due to copyright issues.[2]

Holzman has performed as a sideman with numerous performers and bands including: Abstract Truth, the Jason Becker Tribute, the Bob Belden Ensemble, Big Horns Bee, Bob's Book Club, Tom Browne, Miles Davis, the Miles Davis Tribute, Cesare Dell’Anna, Ray DeTone, Norman Dozier, Wayne Escoffery, Charles Fambrough, Anton Fig, Robben Ford, Jane Getter, Randy Hall, the Jimi Hendrix Tribute, Robin Kenyatta, Kelvynator, Chaka Khan, Steve Louw, the Teo Macero Project, Ed Maguire, the Mahavishnu Project, Ray Manzarek, Francis M'Bappe, Jason Miles, Marcus Miller, Mark Muller, Shaun Mullins, Takanori Niida, Michel Petrucciani, Kim Plainfield, Lincoln Goines, Twana Rhodes, Wallace Roney, Section 31, Sponge, Steps Ahead, Supa Group, David Taylor, Grover Washington, Jr., Lenny White, Ray Wilson, and Steven Wilson.[3] Many of these performers he has also produced, arranged and composed for.[3]

Holzman contributed sound patches to Moog Music's award-winning Animoog app.



  • In a Loud Way (1993)
  • Overdrive (1994) (also produced)
  • Northsound new age CDs:
    • Big Cats (produced & composed)
    • Creatures of the Night (produced & composed)
    • Walking Workout (produced & composed)

Adam Holzman Band[edit]

  • Manifesto (1995) (also produced)

Adam Holzman and the Fents[edit]

  • First Offense (1982)
  • The Other Side (also produced)

Adam Holzman and Brave New World[edit]

  • The Big Picture (1997) (also produced)
  • Jazz Rocket Science (2005) (also produced)
  • Spork (2011)
  • Alive Series #1 Thick and Thin: Live in Europe '96-'97
  • Alive Series #2 Blowfield: Bielefeld, Germany 2001
  • Alive Series #3 Neon Beef Thermometer: Live in New York
  • Alive Series #4 Across the Asteroid Belt: Live in Paris 2002
  • Rebellion (also produced)


As sideman[edit]

As contributing composer[edit]

As producer[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Discogs Adam Jonathan Holzman profile and discography
  2. ^ a b c Holzman, Adam (2011). "Biography". Adam Holzman Official Website. Adam Holzman. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Adam Holzman - Credits". All Music database. Rovi Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.