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New York City
Adam Rogers is an American jazz guitarist.
The son of Broadway performers and musicians, he began playing piano and drums at just 5 or 6. He became "obsessed" with Jimi Hendrix and began collecting Hendrix recordings after starting guitar at age 11. He listened a great deal to the Hendrix recordings, and by 14 had learned to play in the style of Hendrix. It was at this time that he was exposed to the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Wes Montgomery and began to study Jazz music. His jazz guitar teachers have included John Scofield and Barry Galbraith.
For five years, Rogers studied classical guitar at Mannes School of Music. Beginning in the 1990s, he spent over ten years as a member of the jazz fusion band Lost Tribe with David Binney, David Gilmore, Fima Ephron, and Ben Perowsky. For several years he was a member of Michael Brecker's bands, and was a founding member of the quartet Forq. He leads a quartet and the trio Dice.
He has also worked with Kenny Barron, Brian Blade, Walter Becker, Michael Brecker & Randy Brecker, Ravi Coltrane, Christian McBride, Uri Caine, James Carter, Regina Carter, Larry Coryell, Eliane Elias, Marcus Miller, Joe Jackson, George Russell, David Sanchez, Bill Evans, Gil Evans Orchestra, Forq, Norah Jones, Jack McDuff, Mingus Big Band, John Patitucci, Chris Potter, Paul Simon, Alex Sipiagin, Phillip Bailey, Kenny Werner, Cassandra Wilson, Lizz Wright, and John Zorn. He is currently the newest tour member with Steely Dan on their Earth After Hours 2022 tour.
As leader or co-leader
- Art of the Invisible (Criss Cross, 2002)
- Allegory (Criss Cross, 2003)
- Structure (ACT, 2004)
- Apparitions (Criss Cross, 2005)
- Time and the Infinite (Criss Cross, 2007)
- Heaven on Earth (Half Note, 2009)
- Sight (Criss Cross, 2009)
- R&B (Criss Cross, 2015)
- Dice (Adraj, 2017)
With Lost Tribe
With David Binney
With Ralph Bowen
With Randy Brecker
With Regina Carter
With Scott Colley
With Alana Davis
With Bill Evans
With Giora Feidman
With Phillip Johnston
With Norah Jones
With David Krakauer
With Monday Michiru
With John Patitucci
With Yelena Eckemoff
With Chris Potter
With Edward Simon
With Alex Sipiagin
- Yanow, Scott (2013). The Great Jazz Guitarists. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
- Miller, David (12 September 2005). "Adam Rogers: Tonal Beauty". All About Jazz. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
- Milkowski, Bill (20 August 2012). "Before & After with Guitarist Adam Rogers". JazzTimes. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
- Official site
- All About Jazz interview
- "A Guitarist-Led Quintet, Packing a Forceful Arsenal"
- "Adam Rogers", Jazz Times article by Bill Milkowski