Pronounced "prodigious" by the late Leonard Feather, and "a monster" by Tutti Heath, Bozeman ,MT native Adam Platt began playing piano at the age of four. The recipient of several awards growing up; including multiple DownBeat Magazine's student music awards, and twice winning the High School Piano division at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Adam first won this competition when he was just 10 years old, the youngest winner ever. Between age eleven and fourteen, Adam was also selected to be the pianist for Montana State University's jazz band. Two years later, at the age of twelve, Adam was invited back by Lionel Hampton to be a guest artistat his Jazz Festival.
After studying at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, Adam moved to NYC.
Adam has performed/recorded with Lionel Hampton, Tessa Souter, Candido, Matt Wilson, Lauryn Hill, Reggie Watts, DJ Spooky, Brian Bromberg, Kelly Roberti, Dana Leong, and Om'mas Keith