KROM is a progressive rock/jazz trio led by pianist Adam Kromelow and featuring drummer Jason Burger and bassist Raviv Markovitz. They gained fast attention with the release of their debut album “Youngblood” on ZOHO Records (Released under the band name Adam Kromelow Trio). This album, which was produced by GRAMMY-winning pianist Arturo O’Farrill, reached number fourteen on the College Music Journal radio charts and was widely acclaimed by critics. It was picked as one of the Top Ten CDs of 2012 by the Philadelphia Inquirer, named the Debut Album of the Year by Nippertown Magazine and hailed as “one of the most captivating discs by a jazz trio in years” by the Toledo Blade. Their second album, self-titled KROM, received a 3.5 star review in Downbeat Magazine who referred to their sound as “a dizzying kind of pop more than jazz or rock, which is a rare virtue these days.”
KROM has given masterclasses and concerts all over the country, and have performed in some of New York’s most prominent venues such as Long Island’s famed Paramount Theater where they opened for the world-renowned rock/world music group Rusted Root. They have also headlined at Iridium Jazz Club, the Jazz Gallery, the New Trier Jazz Festival and were featured performers at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. Further, these three musicians as individuals have performed throughout the United States with jazz luminaries such as Bob Mintzer, Kenny Werner, Eldar Djangirov, DJ Logic, Matt Wilson, as well as famed pop/rock artists such as Feist, Tove Lo, Andrew Bird, Young The Giant, and Big Thief.
KROM is not currently performing, but their two albums are available for download and streaming in all major stores (including the Store section of this website).
“Seamless…airtight. A forceful trio with an affinity for nuance.” – Downbeat
“Scary good” - Karl Stark, Philadelphia Inquire
“They take the traditional jazz piano trio and inject some rocket fuel...the sound of unbridled youth that knows just what to do with that freedom to make the most of it. Check it out." - Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“It’s the adamantine group aesthetic that answers why this jazz trio is not like the others. ‘Youngblood’ definitely leaves a mark, and left me huddled in the fetal position, repeatedly muttering, ‘Thank you, sir. May I have another?’ “ - J Hunter, Nippertown Magazine