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.


Adam Shulman

Current Projects


21st Studio Pink House Saratoga with Mike Zilber and Matt Clark 7pm


23rd Hillside Club with Erik Jekabson 8pm

Adam Shulman Sextet

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In August 2015, we went to Fantasy Studios and recorded an album that will be released on Origin Records in April.  The band features Mike Olmos on trumpet, Patrick Wolff on alto, Rob Roth on tenor, John Wiitala on bass, Smith Dobson on drums and Adam Shulman on piano.

This group was chosen as ensemble-in-residence by the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music at their concert series at the Presidio Officer’s club.  We will be performing April 3rd at 6pm and it is a free event.

Please enjoy a cut from our upcoming album and stay tuned for updates on release information

In addition to leading his own groups, Adam can also be seen as a sideman with countless bay area musicians and vocalists such as John Wiitala, 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, Sean Jones, Grant Stewart, Bobby Hutcherson and with the Glen Miller Orchestra.

Adam Shulman Sextet is a 2014-2015 Ensemble-in-Residence with, and fiscally sponsored by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, leading advocates for Bay Area musicians and catalysts for dynamic, creative music-making throughout the region