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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.


“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

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Parker Plays X

BYNK Records



Ubuntu Music


A New Abode

SteepleChase Records


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