It's all about the bass for Jazz sensation Adam Ben Ezra
Adam Ben Ezra: Exclusive interview with the man who is changing the face of the music industry
Described as a "solo-bass maverick" by Terry Pelayo, founder of The Rawckus Music and Arts Festival and as a "music industry game-changer" by Genevieve Belmaker of the Epoch Times, upright-bassist, multi-instrumentalist and YouTube sensation with over ten million views, Adam Ben Ezra, 34, is a music virtuoso set on a mission.
His mission is to bring his instrument, the upright solo bass, from its status as a background note to dominate at the forefront which he accomplished in his new album, Can't Stop Running.
"Adam Ben Ezra, an Israeli-born musician, has almost single-handedly invented a new musical genre, “Solo Bass”. Ezra’s significance in the current crop of musical acts is significant yet subtle," said Mr Pelayo.
What makes him unique is also his multi-cultural, multi-ethnic fusion style and his ability to create expertly blended musical masterpieces incorporating various instruments, all self-taught, including the piano, bass guitar, guitar, clarinet, oud, flute and cajon, and his use of a loop and effect pedals.
He expertly moves from one instrument to the other, sometimes even within the same composition, without ever missing a beat.
He begun his career performing in Jazz clubs and cafes in Tel Aviv and was later noticed by American label, CandyRat Records, who released the singles "Openland" and "Flamenco" in 2012, following the phenomenal YouTube success of his upright bass version of the theme tune for the TV show, Seinfeld and his rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” in 2008.