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, performing 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.
Adam Ahuja has headlined, played, or appeared at a wide range of US and international festivals and venues. Recent highlights include Musikfest (PA, USA); Blue Note Jazz Festival (NY, USA), Morristown Blues and Jazz Festival (NJ, USA), Victoria Jazz Festival (BC, Canada), Costal Jazz Festival (BC, Canada), Gypsy Jazz-Fest (New Caledonia), Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise (Caribbean), Great Mississippi Balloon Race (MS, USA), Unifier Festival (CT, USA), Freemind Fest (PA, USA) DiscJam Festival (NY, USA), Folk Fest (PA, USA), Second Street Festival (PA, USA), and Sofar Sounds (SP, Brazil).
Adam also holds a Master’s in Public Policy (MBA) from University of Konstanz (Germany) and BSBA in Management and Pre-Med from Bucknell University.