With their fresh, genre-crossing sound, KROM is making a name for themselves as an up-and-coming force in today’s music scene. Unafraid to push boundaries, this ensemble creates music that reflects their affinity for rock and jazz music resulting in a sound that is powerful and unpredictable.
This New York City-based band, led by pianist Adam Kromelow and featuring drummer Jason Burger and bassist Raviv Markovitz, 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 performed all over the country, as well as 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, and the New Trier Jazz Festival. Further, these three musicians as individuals have performed throughout the United States with jazz luminaries such as Bob Mintzer, Kenny Werner, DJ Logic, and Matt Wilson, as well as famed artists outside of the jazz world including international pop stars Feist, Andrew Bird, and Young The Giant.
“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