Adam Morrison completed studies in piano and composition at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and later earned an MFA in World Music Studies at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. He studied privately with David Bar-Illan, Joanne Brackeen and Gary Dial while still in high school, was a member of Karl Berger’s Creative Music Orchestra in Woodstock and worked with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Jack DeJohnette and Frederic Rzewski.
Adam emigrated to Israel in 1980 and was a founding member of the award-winning jazz-rock band “Tslil Shachen.” A benefit performance in the town of Neve Shalom (a Jewish and Arab village) was the first of an ongoing series of concerts that Mr. Morrison has continued to produce, combining musicians from diverse backgrounds; raising awareness and funds for reconciliation for an important cause. In 1990, Adam formed a quartet of Israeli musicians that performed at an event honoring both the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel. Currently, Adam divides his time between teaching, performing and recording. He performs in NYC often with Adam Nussbaum, Chris Potter, Elliot Zigmund and other jazz icons as well as with ethnic music figures such as Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Nilsson Matta (Brazil) and Ara Dinkjian (Armenia).