Berklee College of Music graduate Michael Adam Palma is a powerhouse pianist, composer, educator and producer living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Palma has played with heavy hitters such as Wynton Marsalis, Greg Osby, Mark Turner, Jimmy Cobb, Tootie Health, George Garzone, Roy Hargrove, Jason Palmer, Jiggs Whigman, Paquito D'Rivera, Ralph Peterson, Rich Perry and Hal Crook. He has toured the United States as well as Japan, Spain, and France. Palma spent one year in Brooklyn, New York where he performed at iconic venues including The Blue Note, Cafe Vivaldi, and Kitano. He has been a featured artist at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Beantown Jazz Festival, Gene Harris Jazz Festival, and Denton Arts and Jazz Festival as well as several international jazz festivals in both France and Japan.
In 2011, Palma served as a faculty member at the prestigious University of North Texas in their Jazz Studies Department. Palma served as the youngest faculty member in his division teaching private piano lessons as well as improvisation classes. He is currently a faculty member at the Dallas School of Music teaching piano with a focus in technique, improvisation, theory, songwriting and arranging. He currently offers online lessons in a variety of subjects.
Palma has received numerous Downbeat Awards for his masterful performing as well as his compositions. Palma's composing skills have been internationally recognized and can be heard on the television programs such as Dancing with the Stars, Celebrity Expose, and America’s Best Dance Crew as well as television stations ABC, NFL Network, MTV, and Superstation. Palma now resides in Farmers Branch, TX and performs with several self- organized acts in the jazz and pop/electronic idiom.