Jazz Guitar Players

Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers was born and raised in New York City where he studied guitar with Barry Galbraith, Howard Collins and John Scofield. During his four years at the Mannes Conservatory of Music he studied Classical Guitar with Robert Secrist and Frederic Hand. Since the beginning of his professional career he has played on over two hundred commercially released recordings and has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Southeast Asia, The Middle East, The Americas and Russia. Adam has been enthusiastically reviewed in the New York Times, Downbeat, 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, touring nationally and internationally and releasing three albums.

He has also been featured performing, touring and recording with artists such as Michael Brecker, Cassandra Wilson, Norah Jones, Walter Becker, Paul Simon, Regina Carter, John Zorn, Randy Brecker, Laurie Anderson, The Mingus Orchestra feat. Elvis Costello, Terence Blanchard, Simon Shaheen, The Gil Evans Orchestra, John Pattitucci, Ravi Coltrane, Bill Evans, Lizz Wright, The Brecker Brothers, Jacky Terrasson, Kenny Barron, George Russell, Brian Blade, Eliane Elias, Alana Davis, David Krakauer, The Neptunes, Giora Feidman, Jack Mcduff, Larry Coryell, Chris Potter and Ronald Shannon Jackson 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 he was the featured soloist with the Dresden Symphony Orchestra.

He has also played on the soundtracks of numerous films such as, Michael Almereyda ‘s "Hamlet" - Carter Burwell- Composer. Spike Lee’s "Jim Brown: All American" - Terence Blanchard – composer. Most recently Barry Levenson’s "What just Happened" - Marcelo Zarvos, composer.

In 2006 he produced and arranged 3 CD’s of Beatles music for the Japanese label OMG as well as recently having produced, arranged and recorded for vocalist Monday Michiru’s CD “Awaken”

As a leader, Adam has had a steady output of original work. His debut CD on Criss Cross Records, “Art of the Invisible” features Edward Simon-Piano, Scott Colley-bass and Clarence Penn-Drums. The follow up, “Allegory”, also on Criss Cross, features the same group with the addition of Chris Potter on Saxophone. His third release for Criss Cross, “Apparitions”, was released in April 2005. The most recent record “Time and the Infinite” featuring Scott Colley and Bill Stewart, was released in February 2007 also on Criss Cross Jazz. Adam's new trio recording, "Sight", with John Patitucci and Clarence Penn was released in May of 2009. Adam continues to reside in N.Y.C

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The Long Awaited Play What You Hear Volume Two Is Now Here!

It has been many years since the first edition of Play What You Hear (originally released in 2000). Now volume two is here with new ideas and concepts, complete with audio, video, traditional notation and TAB throughout. High resolution pdf available for printing the entire program. For intermediate and advanced players.

  • Part One: Melody

    Focuses on single note soloing. Learn how to effortlessly solo through complex chord changes.

  • Part Two: Harmony

    Focuses on chord melody. Learn new harmonic devices and understand chords in a whole new way.

  • Performances

    Study Chris Standring's six recorded solos, transcribed with audio and high def video.

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