Instruments: double-bass, piano, vocals, electronics, flute, clarinet
Genre: Jazz, Fusion, World
Territories: europe excluding fr, be, it
Availability: OCT, nov, dec / 2020: jan, feb
Double-Bass phenomenon Adam Ben Ezra announces the release of his third album ‘Hide and Seek’ in March 2020. Offering a rich sound that incorporates a
unique blend of genres with a sharp focus on delivering the groove, it is no overstatement to say that this is Adam Ben Ezra’s best work to date.
For the past ten years, Adam Ben Ezra has been redefining and breathing new life into the double-bass and inspiring many with his flawless musicianship and his striking songwriting. With well over twenty million views to date on his videos, Adam is a bonafide internet star, but his success is certainly not confined to the web with close to one hundred shows under his belt across Europe, the United States and beyond in 2019, including a stunning performance opening for Snarky Puppy in front of five thousand people in Paris. Having shared bills with the likes of Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten and Richard Bona to name but a few, Adam is no stranger to big venues and festivals and is truly at home on stage. His work has been shown at industry leading publications, such as BBC World Service, CBS News, Time Magazine and The British Telegraph to name but a few. Jazz FM has defined his appearance as ”a dazzling virtuosity and breath-taking athletic performance”.
Adam’s live performances have naturally evolved over the years as he not only continues to introduce new elements and instrumentation but has also begun incorporating more electronic elements into his show. This has allowed him the freedom to be more communicative with the audience, create fresh cuts and be even more spontaneous in his playing. Lately, he has made a point of featuring local artists while on tour, delivering unique one-off experiences for his audiences.
For his latest effort, Adam recruited New York-based producer Isaac DaBom (Omer Mor) whose fingerprint is instantly recognizable and offers a tantalizing sound. Working closely for two months of pre-production and an intensive one month recording period (in which Adam played virtually every instrument), ‘Hide and Seek’ was born. Representing the peak of his career thus far, the album incorporates jazz, hip hop, R&B, electronic and Middle Eastern influences together with Adam’s instantly recognizable signature musical language, creating something that is essential listening to both casual listeners and hardcore music enthusiasts alike.
The term “multi-instrumentalist” is often overused but in this case it couldn’t be more fitting; Adam began playing the violin at age five and picked up
the guitar at age nine. Over the years he has added the Piano, Clarinet, Oud, Side Flute and even BeatBox to his arsenal, largely teaching himself each
time. However, it was an introduction to the Double-Bass at age 16 that truly changed his life, when he instantly fell in love with the instrument’s rich
Drawing inspiration from heroes as diverse as Bach, Sting, Bobby McFerrin 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.
Whether he is playing original material or his wonderfully crafted cover arrangements, ABE is a creative force of nature who can transform a room full of strangers into lifelong fans in a moment. Regardless if he’s performing solo, duo or as part of his Trio with guitar and percussion, no two shows are alike as he expertly moves from one instrument to the next, sometimes within the same song, without ever missing a beat. Using a smart combination of effects and pedals, Adam regularly loops his notes in order to deliver an authentic wall of sound, worthy of a small orchestra. With a rise in requests for international appearances and a need to push his instrument further, Adam commissioned a special one-of-a-kind 5 strings bass with an unusual removable neck setup.
Both his Trio album (Can’t Stop Running, 2015) and latest Solo album (Pin Drop, 2017) showcase not just a virtuoso performer but also a sensitive composer with no musical boundaries, combining elements of jazz, rock and world music to create a sweeping, fascinating and versatile sound.
"A spellbinding performer"
"Bringing the double bass out of the shadows"
"I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with"
"Dazzling virtuosity and breath-taking performance"
"We are huge Adam Ben Ezra fans"
|29 Jan 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Gretchen||Berlin||Germany|
|31 Jan 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Theaterstübchen||Kassel||Germany|
|01 Feb 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Jazzclub Minden||Minden||Germany|
|09 Feb 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Band on the Wall||Manchester||United Kingdom|
|10 Feb 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Jazzcafe||London||United Kingdom|
|04 Mar 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Bürgerhaus||Ingoldstadt||Germany|
|07 Mar 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Savoy JAZZFest||Helsinki||Finland|
|27 Mar 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||LUX||Ettelbruck||Luxembourg|
|02 May 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||KulturQuartier||Kufstein||Austria|
|08 May 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Jazzfestival Basel||Basel||Switzerland|
|10 Jul 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||Copenhagen Jazzfestival||Copenhagen||Denmark|
|02 Aug 2020||Adam Ben Ezra||U Sosny||Brno||Czech Republic|