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 200 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, JazzTimes, Village Voice, Newsweek, Jazziz, Jazz Hot, Chicago Sun Times, Los Angeles Times, Jazzwise, and The New Yorker among numerous other periodicals worldwide. Adam was the recipient of the North Sea Jazz Festival's prestigious Paul Acket award for "Artist Deserving Wider Recognition" in 2008.
For 11 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, Joe Jackson, Walter Becker, Paul Simon, Regina Carter, John Zorn, Randy Brecker, Ivan Lins, Marcus Miller, the Mingus Orchestra, Terence Blanchard, Simon Shaheen, the Gil Evans Orchestra, John Patitucci, 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, he appeared on Barry Levinson’s What Just Happened (Marcelo Zarvos, composer).
In 2006 he produced and arranged three CDs 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 four Criss Cross CDs include his debut, Art of the Invisible, featuring Edward Simon (piano); Scott Colley (bass); and Clarence Penn (drums). The follow up, Allegory, featured the same group with the addition of Chris Potter on saxophone. His third record, Apparitions, was released in 2005. Time and the Infinite, featuring Scott Colley and Bill Stewart, was released in 2007. Adam's trio recording, Sight, with John Patitucci and Clarence Penn, was released in 2009.
In addition, Adam is now focusing on the group DICE featuring Fima Ephron on bass and Nate Smith on drums. DICE highlights the influence of funk, rock and blues prevalent in Adam’s musical development. A recording is due out in the near future.
Adam continues to reside in New York City.