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Adam Ahuja

NYC-based Adam Ahuja is an x-genre live-looping artist, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, and entrepreneur. 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 global music label and consultancy. The label focuses on pushing the creative limits of artistic expression at the intersection of jazz and beyond, and has landed features in Spotify's State of Jazz playlist, Atwood Magazine, Mathematical Association of America, and others.

Ahuja's influences range from from jazz, rock, world, funk, hip-hop, electronic, and some Vanilla Ice dance partying at age six, amalgamating a sound that melds a love for the groove, an affinity for harmonic exploration, and an expression of metaphysically-bent lyricism. In 2017, Ahuja released the critically-acclaimed album “Ubiquity” via Infinity Gritty and joint-launched with Ropeadope Records, on which he composed and performed all music, including keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, voice, and wrote the lyrics.

When Ahuja plays live, he offers what he calls a #neolivelooping experience: drawing upon a range of electronic and organic instruments to record and loop performances live, without the use of pre-recorded sampled parts. Ahuja’s shows often involve interactive participation recording the audience members themselves, bringing them on to the stage and giving a personal connection to the performance.

Ahuja’s adept performances and novel approach to the “one man band” paradigm has led to artist features in Relix Magazine, Apple Music, Goldmine Magazine, amongst others, and has led to hosting creativity and entrepreneurship-driven workshops at NYU Clive Davis Institute, Musicians Institute, University of the Arts, and US State Department-sponsored events.

Along his career path, a few of Ahuja’s collaborative highlights include writing and recording in-studio guitar parts for rock-legends Meatloaf featuring Brian May of Queen, 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, landing endorsement deals with Nord Keyboards ('Artist of the Month') and Motion Sound Amps, and co-founding and co-creating with NYC multi-genre project "The Flowdown."

Adam Ahuja has headlined or performed at a wide range of US and international festivals and venues, include Blue Note Jazz Festival (USA), Musikfest (USA), Victoria Jazz Festival (Canada), Tout por Tous Festival (France), Club Milla Night (Germany), Gypsy Jazz-Fest (New Caledonia), Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise (Caribbean), Great Mississippi Balloon Race (USA), Unifier Festival (USA), DiscJam Festival (USA), and Sofar Sounds (USA, Germany, Brazil).

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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.

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

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Ropeadope
2020

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Ropeadope
2020

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Ubiquity

Infinity Gritty
2017

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Balance

Self-Released
2013

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