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Adam Armstrong

Bassist, Adam Armstrong, relocated from Sydney, Australia, to New York in 2000 with the assistance of an Australian Arts Council Professional Development grant. During his musical career, Adam has played with such jazz greats as Kenny Kirkland, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider, and drumming legend Billy Cobham. He currently performs with a variety of New York based artists, including saxophonist, Eric Person, pianist, Richard Bennett, saxophonist, Ken Thomson, drummer/composer Christian Finger, and singer-songwriter, K.J. Denhert. Adam can be seen performing in many of New York City's notable venues, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at the Lincoln Center), the Blue Note, the 55 Bar, Small's, and more.

Adam has played concerts in Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. His work has been heard at festivals around the world, including North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Saalfelden Festival (Austria), Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Aarhus International Jazz Festival (Denmark), Vinterjazz (Denmark), Montreal International Jazz Festival (Canada), Chicago Humanities Festival, New York’s J&R Festival and Winter Jazzfest, The Tri-C International Jazz Festival, Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), and Wangaratta International Jazz Festival (Australia).

Adam appears on over 80 albums, including two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Award) winners. He has played on the soundtracks of numerous feature films, TV shows and has given master classes and workshops at institutions around the world.


Album Review

Richard X Bennett: RXB3

Read "RXB3" reviewed by Chris May

Brooklyn-based pianist Richard X Bennett is kind of the love child of Ramsey Lewis and Norah Jones with a head stuffed full of mescaline. He has Lewis' two-fisted poppy funkiness down and Jones' gift for a melodic hook, too. The combination is enriched, one speculates, by extensive first-hand knowledge of hallucinogens. Bennett, who is by his standards conservatively attired on the front cover of this album, and even more so in the YouTube clip below, enjoys sporting ladies' leopard-skin tights ...

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Sila Cevikce: A New Abode

Read "A New Abode" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

The art of jazz composition and improvisation are fully stated as Turkish born pianist Sila Cevikce provides some solid and noteworthy music on her debut release A New Abode. Since arriving in the U.S in 1993 she has sharpened her skills both academically at Berklee and professionally in performances with New York musicians as well as composing music for film and theater. What quickly becomes apparent is the depth, style, and articulation of Cevikce's muscial ideas which have influences from ...

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“Armstrong is a hero of Australian improvised music” - John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

“The band’s not-so-secret weapon is its agile rhythm section—featuring bassist Adam Armstrong” - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader

“Powerhouse ... soulfully and expertly performed” - All About Jazz


Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Parker Plays X

BYNK Records



Ubuntu Music


A New Abode

SteepleChase Records


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