Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he studied with the great pianist Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the tutelage of the Russian pianist Maria Ezerova. Currently, Adam plays regularly with Marcus Shelby and Anton Schwartz.


Adam Shulman

Adam can also be seen as a sideman with countless bay area musicians and vocalists such as John Wittala, Vince Lateano, Kitty Margolis, Andrew Speight, Dayna Stephens, Erik Jekabson, Gary Brown, Patrick Wolff, Faye Carrol, Ian Cary, and Mike Zilber among many others.


Adam has played as a sideman with internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Mark Murphy, Alan Harris, Luciana Souza, Paula West, Ratzo Harris, Larry Coryell, Bobby Hutcherson and with the Glen Miller Orchestra.

Upcoming Gigs


6th Festivus show at the Center for New Music with Katy Stephan 7pm

14th Mike Olmos Quartet at Cafe Stritch San Jose 8pm

15th Ugetsu Project at JB’s Sacramento 5pm

19th City Church Little Big Band at SFJAZZ center 7:30pm

27th Sound Room with the Mike Oneil group 8pm