Upright Bass virtuoso // composer // multi-instrumentalist
[dropcap type=”1″]T[/dropcap]here are musicians, and then there’s double bass phenomenon and YouTube sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. Along the way Adam has been pushing his craft in new, exciting directions and carving out a unique spot for himself in today’s international musical landscape.
Drawing inspiration from heroes as diverse as Bach, Sting and Chick Corea, Adam made a clear decision to make his compositions current – no matter the tool used. He has consciously added new colors to his palette, incorporating elements of Jazz, Latin and Mediterranean music into his playing.
[quote_box_left]”I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with.” (Allie Townsend, Time Magazine – online edition)[/quote_box_left]
Adam is part of a new breed of musicians using YouTube to promote his music and interact with fans. His unique visuals, evident sense of humor and impressive editing touch makes for the perfect visual companion, and to-date his videos have clocked millions of views and tens of thousands of subscribers. Having recently started work on his debut album, due later this year, it is the special connection Adam has built with this community that drives the project.
Adam Ben Ezra’s unique talent, superb musicianship and great personality makes him the ideal candidate to take an instrument that has been around for centuries and push it into the 21st century.