Adam Lomeo is a guitarist, composer, and entrepreneur living in Jersey City, NJ. He was born in Utica, NY in 1986. As teenage performers, Adam and his brother led a blues band that performed at prominent festivals in New York State-most notably Woodstock ‘99. Adam was also a member of the All-State Jazz band.
While completing a degree in Jazz Guitar performance, Adam studied with jazz legends like Mulgrew Miller, Harold Mabern, and Gene Bertoncini. He was selected as a member of a small elite ensemble to tour China in 2008. Adam graduated from Summa Cum Laude and began a career as a freelance musician in NYC.
As a guitarist, Adam has performed in famous NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club, Cornelia Street Cafe, Joe’s Pub, Small’s Jazz Club, and the 55 Bar. He has also composed music for theater, television, and done extensive work recording guitar parts for other artists and composers. His playing can be heard on cable television, ads for financial firms, or the smooth jazz billboard top 10.
While working as a performer, Adam discovered that he also had a passion for business and entrepreneurship. In 2009 he started Rum Runners Jazz- a trio focused on high-end private events in NYC and NJ. By 2011, he had begun to book other artists and performers under the umbrella of Rum Runners Jazz.
In 2016 he purchased Larry Siegel Music and Entertainment from its namesake owner. Larry Siegel has been in business since the early 90s with a specialization in international genres and hard to find performers. Much of the company’s work was also ‘to the trade’ in that they would sub-contract to provide specialty performers to other entertainment companies on a single-event basis. In 2019, This ‘white-labeling’ and functioning as the outsourced music provider for wedding planners and event producers inspired Adam to rebrand all of his music booking activities as “Music Dept.”
In 2010, Adam released When You Were Small, an album of original compositions. Written and performed almost exclusively on a 1920’s parlor guitar, the album is a mostly instrumental outing that focuses on Guitar and Bass duos.
In 2013, Adam recorded Just for the Love. This album of jazz standards features bassist, Sam Trapchak, and drummer, Noel Sagerman.
Adam has an ongoing writing partnership with David Steinberg. David is a San Francisco based composer and producer with many credits writing for film and TV. This music is released as “My and My Instruments,” or simply M&MI.
In 2019 Adam partnered with Daniel Rufolo on Acoustic Chapel. This recording features instrumental versions of well known hymns from across the Christian tradition.
Adam’s wife Nina is also a great jazz singer. In 2019 they recorded an album together with bassist John Lenis. “Because” features jazz standards and Adam’s nylon-string acoustic guitar.
You can check out Adam’s session work by listening to this ever expanding Spotify Playlist.
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