NYC-based live-looping keyboardist, multi-instrumentalist and producer who melds jazz, rock, funk, soul and electronic music into a fluid style. Founder of Infinity Gritty.
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.
In 2017, Ahuja released his critically-acclaimed album “Ubiquity” via Infinity Gritty / Ropeadope, 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 on the spot, 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 25,000 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.