Photo of Adam Caine by Reuben Radding

Photo of Adam Caine by Reuben Radding





Guitarist and composer Adam Caine has developed an international reputation as an innovative artist.

Adam Caine grew up in Rochester, New York, studied music at the University of Rochester, and has lived in Brooklyn, NY since the first days of the 21st Century. Caine's trio CD's "Thousandfold" (NoBusiness Records, 2009) and "Pipe" (TrueFalse, 2006) received rave reviews in the Wire, Cadence, and All About Jazz. As a composer for video art, Caine's music has been featured in over 20 international festivals.

Current projects include the Adam Caine Quartet (with Bob Lanzetti, Adam Lane and Billy Mintz), The Robert Dick & Adam Caine duo, The Daniel Carter & Adam Caine Duo, and New York 69 (with Kevin Shea).

"There are dozens of great guitarists who live and play in the New York City area; one of the most consistently creative is Adam Caine." -Bruce Lee Gallanter, Downtown Music Gallery


As a leader/co-leader:
Robert Dick & Adam Caine - The Damn Think (Chant Records, 2019)
The Moon - Good and Evil (577 Records, 2013)
The Moon - 11 01 11 (self-released, 2012)
Adam Caine Trio - Thousandfold (NoBusiness Records, 2009)
Adam Caine Trio - Pipe (self-released, 2006)

As a sideman:
Cheryl Richards - If Not For You (New Artists Records, 2015)
Johnny Butler’s Scurvy - Fracture (Hi4Head, 2010)
Nick Millevoi & SHREDfest: "SHREDfest V" (Tigerasylum, 2010)
Eric Eigner - Mysterium, An Electric Soundpainting Quintet (Eavesdrop Records, 2009)


Apr 5 @ The Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Ave, New York, NY— 5-8pm— The Adam Caine Trio with Roberta Piket and Billy Mintz

Apr 13 @ Mirror Tea House—8pm—with the Cheryl Richards Quartet

Apr 19 @ Fox and Crow—10pm—with Gato Loco

Apr 21 @ Brooklyn Bowl—8pm—with Gato Loco

May 3 @ The Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Ave, New York, NY— 5-8pm— The Adam Caine Trio with Adam Lane and Billy Mintz

May 6 @ Bushwick Public House, Bushwick Improvised Music Series, 1288 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn NY—9:45pm with Roberta Piket, Adam Lane and Billy Mintz

May 10 @ IBeam—8pm— CD release party for “The Damn Think” on Chant Records, Duo with Robert Dick

May 18 @ Mirror Tea House—8pm—Pearring Sound with Jeff Pearring, Ratzo Harris and Billy Mintz

May 30 @ Scholes Street Studio—8pm

Jun 7 @ The Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Ave, New York, NY— 5-8pm— The Adam Caine Trio with Adam Lane and Billy Mintz



I have been teaching guitar to children, teens and adults in New York City since 2000. I absolutely love all things guitar, and I try to convey that passion to all my students whether they are absolute beginners or super-advanced jazz wizards.

I have designed a creative curriculum for guitar learning, focusing on songwriting and improvisation while still conveying the fundamentals of technique and musicality. It’s my goal to strike a balance between disciplined study and fun - this is the guitar we’re talking about: it’s gotta be fun.

In addition to teaching private lessons, I also coach rock bands for children and teens at the Park Slope Rock School. I taught music to children with developmental disabilities at the Hawthorne Country Day School from 2006 to 2015. I have a degree in music from the University of Rochester, where I studied music theory, history, and jazz performance.