Adam DeAscentis is an electric and upright bassist based in New York City. Demonstrating an innate ability to serve every situation with pure musicality, Adam has performed with an array of artists such as blues guitarist and songwriter, Hadden Sayers; Monkees drummer, Mickey Dolenz; two-time Tony Award winner, Norbert Leo Butz; garage-soul forerunner, Jared Mahone; and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess.

Most often, Adam can be seen with the high-energy, horn-driven band Huntertones. Twice recognized in Downbeat Magazine, Huntertones is garnering worldwide attention with their dynamic mix of jazz, funk, rock, and soul. The group has recorded and released five albums since their founding in 2011 and has toured extensively, performing at such notable festivals and venues as Blue Note (Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai), Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), Capitol Theater (NYC), Monterey Jazz Festival (California), Lincoln Theater (Columbus), Festival Da Jazz (Switzerland) and Canarias Jazz & Mas (Canary Islands).

Adam’s approach to his instrument springs from a well of eclectic musical influences. Inspired as much by bass icons like Jaco Pastorius and Ray Brown as he is by The Rolling Stones and Beethoven, Adam brings a nuance to every note that is not only heard, but felt.



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