Adam Rogers

Wednesday / November 4, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
United States

Guitarist Adam Rogers presents a clinic.

Adam Rogers was born and raised in New York. He studied jazz guitar with Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins, and John Scofield. During his four years at the Mannes Conservatory of Music he studied classical guitar with Frederic Hand. Since the beginning of his professional career he has played on over one hundred and fifty commercially released recordings. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, South America, the Middle East, and Russia. Rogers has been enthusiastically reviewed in the New York Times, Down Beat, Jazz Times, the Village Voice, Newsweek, Jazziz, Jazz Hot, the Chicago Sun Times, the L.A times, Jazzwise, and the New Yorker, among numerous other periodicals worldwide.

For eleven years he co-led the innovative and critically acclaimed group Lost Tribe, which has toured nationally and internationally, releasing three albums. Rogers has also been featured performing, touring, and recording with artists such as Michael Brecker, Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones, Walter Becker (of Steely Dan), Regina Carter, John Zorn, Randy Brecker, and Laurie Anderson, among others, as well as playing music for the theater with the Great Lakes Theater Company, Joseph Papp's Public Theater, and the Metropolitan Opera.

In the summer of 1999 Rogers was the featured soloist with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra performing John Mclaughlin's "Apocalypse." He has also maintained a presence in the New York studio world having on the soundtracks of numerous pop and jazz records, films, and television commercial jingles.