Adam O’Farrill was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1994. As the son of Grammy award-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill and classical pianist Alison Deane, and the grandson of the legendary Afro-Cuban jazz composer Chico O’Farrill, he spent his childhood living with music. He started piano at the age of 6, and trumpet at the age of 8.
O’Farrill has had the opportunity to perform with a wide variety of acclaimed, world-class musicians, including Stefon Harris, Arturo O’Farrill, Benny Golson, DJ Logic, Kenny Burrell, and James Moody. He has performed in many notable venues and festivals, including the 2010 Carefusion Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz Standard, 2009 Mount Fuji Jazz Festival, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. In 2009, O’Farrill was chosen to participate in the Jazz in the White House program as part of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and was also chosen to participate in the 2010 Grammy Jazz Ensemble.
As a composer, he was commissioned to write a piece for Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. His compositions were also featured in Symphony Space’s The Music of Now Marathon. He writes mainly for The O’Farrill Brothers Band, and five of his compositions (and one arrangement) will be on the upcoming album, Giant Peach.