Adam Ahuja

NYC-based Adam Ahuja is a live-looping artist, keyboardist, vocalist, and multi- instrumentalist. He has drawn international recognition touring independently as an artist and as a past member of acts such as Robert Randolph & Family Band and the Ana Popovic Band.

Ahuja’s keen sense of the contemporary music scene prompted him to establish Infinity Gritty, a music label, consultancy, and artist development agency. Infinity Gritty has partnered with Grammy-winning label Ropeadope Records on distribution and promotion for multiple projects. Ropeadope is home to albums by jazz luminaries such as Christian Scott, Nate Smith, Snarky Puppy, and others.

In 2017, Ahuja released his critically-acclaimed album “Ubiquity” via the Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope joint venture, on which he composed and performed all music, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and voice, and wrote the lyrics. Adam Ahuja’s music incorporates influence from jazz, rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, electronic, world, and little bit of Vanilla Ice dance partying at age six. Ahuja melds a love for groove and an affinity with harmony, while flavoring his compositions with metaphysically-bent singing and rhymes. When Ahuja plays live, he offers what he calls a “neolive” experience: one in which he draws upon a range of electronic instruments (keyboards & key-bass, singing & rhyming, beatboxing & drums pads) to record and loop the performance live, without the use of pre-recorded sampled parts. Ahuja’s shows often involve interactive participation as he loops and records audience members, bringing them on to the stage and giving them a personal connection to the performance. Ahuja’s adept performances, charisma, and novel approach to the “one man band” paradigm have made him a widely viewed social media presence with individual videos generating well over 50,000 views. Along his career path, Adam Ahuja’s work has led to collaborative highlights including writing and recording in-studio guitar parts for rock-legend Meatloaf, jamming on stage with musicians such as Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Questlove of The Roots, and Kenny Wayne Shepard, opening for legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea, and landing endorsement deals with Nord Keyboards and Motion Sound Amps.

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”Very exciting live, the writing is impressive and the musicians are at a very high level.” Bruce Lundvall, President Blue Note & Columbia Records

“Prince-like in it's totality ...breathes new life into the one-man-band concept.”​ Goldmine Magazine

“So much focus, so much precision; almost questioned whether it was truly a live loop!” L.A. on Lock

“The blending of musical styles on this record is genuinely impressive” Influential Music Blog

Primary Instrument

Keyboards

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Clinic/Workshop Information

NeoLivMusician / NeoLiveLooping: Teaching live-looping techniques and methods to bridge traditional musical training with new technology in an authentic and musicship-driven manner.

Albums

yo-lk

Ropeadope
2020

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yo-lk

Ropeadope
2020

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Ubiquity

Infinity Gritty
2017

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Balance

Self-Released
2013

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