Adam Blankman

Adam Blankman

 Oakland, California, USA

Jazz vocals without boundaries, inventive interpretations of well-known tunes and original music, spotlighting Adam's rich tone, wide vocal range, and creative improvisation.


Adam Blankman is one of the most innovative jazz vocalists working in the San Francisco Bay Area, engaging audiences with his rich tone, wide vocal
range, and creative improvisation.

Adam has performed with the Jazz Singers Collective and the award-winning ensemble Vocal Flight. He is also a songwriter, known for his stirring melodies and witty lyrics.

Recently Adam recorded a CD entitled "The Gift" to document his inventive and exuberant musical style and to commemorate the birth of his son.

"The Gift" features some of the San Francisco Bay Area's finest jazz musicians performing well-known
jazz tunes along with original songs and lyrics.

The recording was produced by celebrated pianist Mark Little, whose fearless musical arrangements provide a solid foundation for Adam's distinctive vocals, playful improvisation, and memorable songs and lyrics.


"The Gift", 2005, CrankyFrankieJazz

Set List

Adam's typical set list includes jazz/pop standards from composers like Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Adam also sings wonderfully clever pop songs from such under-appreciated composers as Dave Frishberg and Bob Dorough, bebop/cool classics from Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, and jazz/funk greats from the likes of Horace Silver and Eddie Harris. All of this is peppered with a dose of Adam's original music, which combines heartfelt romance with joyous celebration and downright silliness.