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Adam Ben Ezra

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.

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, Flute and Cajon 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 sound.

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.

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 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.

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“I can’t wait to see what else he comes up with.” (Allie Townsend – TIME Magazine)

“Truly killer cover of the theme songs from Dexter, by Adam Ben Ezra” (Will Goodman, CBS News)

“In his performances Ben Ezra juggles between the contrabass and other instruments, records himself live and plays layer over layer of self produces music, so well that it sounds like a full orchestra.” (Lia Pen, The Gallery – Haaretz)

“Adam Ben Ezra has brought a new and special aspect to ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles, playing it solo on the Double Bass, which is not an ordinary thing to do.” (Yoav Kutner, Channel 10)

“This bassist is going to soon rise to levels of Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, and Mingus… His new approach to music will change how bassists of tomorrow will play” (Bill Gow, Reading Eagle)

“Adam Ben Ezra has brought a new and special aspect to ‘Come Together’ by The Beatles, playing it solo on the Double Bass, which is not an ordinary thing to do.” (Yoav Kutner, Channel 10)

“Any time a new Adam Ben Ezra video hits, I’m all ears

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