A Los Angeles native, Adam Levy
moved to San Francisco in 1990 and worked as a studio musician, appearing on Tracy Chapman’s multi-platinum 1995 album New Beginning
. At the end of the decade, Levy moved to New York City, where he became a member of drummer Joey Baron’s group Killer Joey with guitarist Steve Cárdenas and bassist Tony Scherr. Levy then met Norah Jones, and was a member of Jones’ band from the beginning of her career through her bestselling albums and world tours. He has also played with Rosanne Cash, Chris Difford, Amos Lee, Lisa Loeb, and Allen Toussaint. He leads a trio called the Mint Imperials.