ROOTS STAGE / SUN: 16.30-17.10
Ladies & Gentlemen, the incredibly talented Adam Ben Ezra….
Double-Bass phenomenon & multi-instrumentalist Adam Ben Ezra is on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves.
The term “multi-instrumentalist” is often overused but not in this case. Adam began playing the violin at age 5 and picked up the guitar at age 9. Over the years he’s added the Piano, Clarinet, Oud, Flute and Cajon to his arsenal but 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 like Bach, Sting, Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea, Adam made a decision to make his compositions current. He added new colors to his palette, incorporating elements of Jazz, Latin and Mediterranean music into his playing.
Using a smart combination of effects and pedals, Adam regularly loops his notes to deliver an authentic wall of sound, worthy of a small orchestra. With a rise in requests for international appearances, Adam commissioned a special one-of-a-kind 5 strings bass with an unusual removable neck setup that allows him to travel even at late notice.