A pianist since he was 8 years old, Lee Adler heard an Oscar Peterson record as a teenager and has studied and played jazz ever since. His early jazz studies were with the late Dave Wheeler in Columbus, Ohio. At Clark University he studied with Alan Mueller and Relly Raffman. More recently he has studied with Laszlo Gardony, who shared his organic approach to jazz piano, and Jeff Covell. Lee has developed his own style, which melds jazz, blues, funk, and popular music with intensity and passion. He has a long-term collaboration with saxophonist Herman Johnson. Lee enjoys solo and ensemble performances and has played at numerous Boston venues, including Ryles and Slades. He performs Regularly at the Sunday jazz brunch at the Langham Hotel, Boston as part of the Robert Rivera trio and also with Regie Gibson with the Regie Gibson Project.