York College / City University of New York
Adams, Mark

Adams, Mark


Performing and Fine Arts

Phone: 718-262-2411
Office Location: AC-1B11
Email: madams@york.cuny.edu

As a published author, Mark’s book Basics debuted in August 2010, mirrors the courses he teaches at York College that include music theory, piano techniques, keyboard harmony, jazz techniques and improvisation. In addition to his personal accomplishments, Mark’s extensive musical career has him working and performing with with such Jazz greats as Roy Ayers, Ron Carter, Ronnie Laws, Hugh Masekela, Bobbi Humphrey, Dave Valentine, Wayne Henderson and Tap-Dancer Savion Glover; R&B artists Erika Badu, Maysa, Bilal, Jocelyn Brown and DJ Pete Rock. Mark has performed throughout Europe, Australia, Africa, and Cuba, Japan and the U.S. with Roy Ayers, as well as under his own name.

Office Hours

Mondays12pm - 2pm or (appointment)
Tuesdays1:30pm - 3:00pm or (appointment)
Thursdays2pm - 3pm or (appointment)


MA Queens College Music Performance 2014 
BFA City College Music Performance (Classical & Jazz) 1991 

Areas of Expertise

  • Piano
  • Classical Piano
  • Jazz Piano
  • Jazz
  • Improvisation
  • Theory
  • Jazz Harmony
  • Jazz History
  • African American Music
  • Western European Music
  • Popular Music
  • Performance

Publications in Field Of Expertise