Adam Holzman (keyboardist)

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Adam Holzman
Adam Holzman at the Zelt Musik Festival 2018
Adam Holzman at the Zelt Musik Festival 2018
Background information
Born (1958-02-15) 15 February 1958 (age 65)
New York City, New York, United States
LabelsManhattan Records, Lipstick, Escapade, Big Fun Productions, AA, Nagel-Heyer, Composers Concordance Records
Member ofSteven Wilson band
Formerly ofMiles Davis band

Adam Holzman (born 15 February 1958 in 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 changed its name to Brave New World due to copyright issues.[2]

Holzman has performed as a sideman with Bob Belden, Tom Browne, Wayne Escoffery, Charles Fambrough, Anton Fig, Robben Ford, Jane Getter, Randy Hall, Ray Manzarek, Jason Miles, Marcus Miller, Michel Petrucciani, Wallace Roney, Steps Ahead, Grover Washington Jr., Lenny White, Ray Wilson, and Steven Wilson.[3] Many of these performers he has also produced, arranged, and composed for.[3]


As leader/co-leader[edit]

  • 1992 In a Loud Way (Manhattan)
  • 1994 Overdrive (Lipstick)
  • 1995 Manifesto (Lipstick)
  • 1997 The Big Picture - credited as Adam Holzman & Brave New World (Escapade)
  • 2001 Rebellion - credited as Adam Holzman & Brave New World (Big Fun Productions)
  • 2003 Live 1994 (AA)
  • 2004 Neon Beef Thermometer: Live in New York - credited as Adam Holzman & Brave New World (Big Fun Productions)
  • 2005 Jazz Rocket Science - credited as Adam Holzman & Brave New World (Nagel-Heyer)
  • 2010 Spork - credited as Adam Holzman & Brave New World (Big Fun Productions)
  • 2012 H3 (Composers Concordance Records)
  • 2013 Parallel Universe: Solo Electronic Explorations (Composers Concordance Records)[4]
  • 2015 The Deform Variations
  • 2018 Truth Decay (Big Fun Productions)
  • 2021 The Last Gig [5]

As sideman[edit]

With Bob Belden

  • 1991 Straight to My Heart: The Music of Sting
  • 1994 When the Doves Cry: The Music of Prince
  • 1996 Shades of Blue

With Miles Davis

With Jane Getter

  • 1998 Jane
  • 2005 See Jane Run
  • 2012 Three Jane

With Michel Petrucciani

With Wallace Roney

With Grover Washington

  • 1996 Soulful Strut
  • 1997 Breath of Heaven: A Holiday Collection
  • 2004 Trios
  • 2010 Grover Live

With Steven Wilson

With others


  1. ^ "About". Adam Holzman. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  2. ^ a b Holzman, Adam (2011). "Biography". Adam Holzman Official Website. Adam Holzman. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Adam Holzman - Credits". All Music database. Rovi Corporation. 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Adam Holzman | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  5. ^ "The Last Gig, by Adam Holzman & Brave New World". Adam Holzman. Retrieved 2021-09-03.
  6. ^ "Adam Holzman | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Rush Ready Massive '2112' Reissue With Rare Tracks, Live Recordings | Discography | Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 30 December 2018.

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