Adam Biggs – Bath Spa University

Personal statement

Adam Biggs is the head of Jazz studies at Bath Spa University. He gained his Bachelor in music (Jazz) from the Elder Conservatory of Music, Adelaide, South Australia in 1994 and his Masters in Music from Bath Spa University in 2011.

His research has focused on new repertoire and music in film and television with publications including The Fabulous Baker Boys Songbook (music folio, 2007), Jazz as Individual Expression: An Analysis of 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' Soundtrack (The Soundtrack), Hard Bopper Horace Silver was central to the evolution of modern jazz (The Conversation, 2014), The Music of Mad Men (Conference proceedings, Kiel 2015), The Blues and Dissonance in Michelangelo Atonioni's 'Blow Up' (Cinema Changes: Incorporations of Jazz in the Film Soundtrack, 2019). Recordings and other publications include Love Unknown (CD,2007), Be Still (CD, 2009) and The Circle of Fifths (2007).

Adam is also a jazz pianist and has worked and recorded all of the world with a variety of musicians including Iain Ballamy, Derek Nash, Clare Teal, Jamie Cullum. 

Academic qualifications

  • MMus Bath Spa University

Professional memberships

  • Member - Musician's Union

Teaching specialism

  • Jazz - performance, Theory, Harmony, Aural, Piano
  • Professional music practice

Research and academic outputs

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Jazz as individual expression: an analysis of 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' soundtrack

Biggs, A (2014) 'Jazz as individual expression: an analysis of 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' soundtrack.' The Soundtrack, 6 (1-2). pp. 21-32. ISSN 1751-4207

Be still

Biggs, A, Groenevelt, B and Brian, R (2009) Be still.

Love unknown

Biggs, A, Groenevelt, B and Brian, R (2007) Love unknown.

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