About Adam


..regardless of format, Adam Bernstein is a brilliant tunesmith whose colorful vibes blind the shady music industry.

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Adam writes, produces and performs his own music and is active freelance bassist in NYC. His music has been featured in the hit TV series "Degrassi", "Heartland" and the films "Abduction" and "Wet Behind the Ears". His scores for Noah Fischers' Manifesto Currency series (narrated by Peter Coyote) has been featured on CNN.

An accomplished composer, arranger as well as bassist, Adam led the successful folk/rock/klezmer/funk 14-piece big band All God's Children for six years. The Aquarian Weekly (NJ) named Adam "Best Bassist" and the band "Best Band" in 1993. He later performed and/or recorded with a wide range of talented musicians and dancers, including Levon Helm, Jonathan Coulton, Joan Osbourne, Julie Klausner, Jim Boggia, John Roderick, Marty Beller, Mary McBride, Loser's Lounge, Perry Robinson, Walter Perkins, Ethel (string quartet), Teocinte (from El Salvador), Jack Hardy, Claire Daly, The Angstones, Solar, David Driver, Sean Altman and Jennifer Muller/The Works. In 1990 Adam toured Japan with Hilario Soto's Higher Culture, and in 1993 studied percussion at the Escuela Nacional De Danzaq Moderna Y Folklorica in Havana, Cuba.

Adam has released nine solo albums of original material since 2001. Varying from singer-songwriter pop, more hard edged rock music and songs/scored works from the Grown Ass Men podcast; Adam shows a wide array of musical pallets within he works in. Adam has also a released an EP of protest music as a statement against our current regime. A who’s who’s on the NYC music scene have appeared on these records including Marty Beller, Jim Boggia, Jonathan Coulton, Jack Petruzzelli, Paul Carbonara, Peter Kiesewalter, Clauda Chopek and Eleanor Norton.

Adam's new podcast with writer/actor Doug Bost "Grown Ass Men" can be found on iTunes.


Some of the venues Adam has performed at include:

  • Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY
  • Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA
  • PAX East and West, Seattle, WA / Boston, MA
  • Rosemont Theater, Chicago, IL
  • Majestic Theater, Dallas, TX
  • State Theater, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brookhaven Amphitheatre, Farmingville, NY
  • CMAC, Rochester, NY
  • The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD
  • Joe's Pub, New York, NY
  • The Bushnell, Hartford, CT
  • Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
  • The Palace Theater, Albany, NY
  • Delacorte Theater, New York, NY
  • Verizon Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mountain Laurel Center, Bushkill, PA
  • Levon Helm’s Barn, Ithaca, NY

Adam has also performed on the TV shows The View, Regis and Kathy Lee, The Today Show, and CBS This Morning.