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Wednesday January 6 2010 at 22:04
Adam Blackstone is not only a multi-faceted bass player and musician he is the musical mastermind behind the live shows of many of today’s biggest artists. He has served as the Musical Director for acts such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Maroon 5, Jay Z and most recently he has cultivated the live 20/20 Experience alongside Justin Timberlake and highly anticipated live shows of Pharrell Williams. With each new endeavor these artists become family and fall in love with Blackstone’s easy demeanor and standard for excellence.
His work ethic is unmatched which keeps him a very busy man. In the midst of a grueling touring schedule, Blackstone manages to lend his services to multiple shows at once. He is also a producer and GRAMMY-nominated writer that worked on projects that achieved gold selling status and have been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards®.
Blackstone was born in Trenton, New Jersey and it was here that he began to hone his craft under the guise of his father and Jazz musician Rod Blackstone, who remains one of his greatest musical influences. It was in a church playing drums at the age of 6 that his father discovered he had rhythm and perfect pitch. Once his family moved to Willingboro, NJ which has never been short on talent, he picked up bass in high school and the rest is history.
After earning a scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, it didn’t take long for Blackstone to become engulfed in the soul music pulse that was flowing through the city at that time. Beginning as a session musician, shortly after his start he was touring the world.
In 2009 Blackstone partnered with his wife to start company BASSic Black Entertainment, LLC (BBE). BBE is a full music service company that provides live music production, musician staffing, artist development and studio production. Under the same moniker, they launched the BBE Record label in 2013 with two standout artists including eclectic crooner Aaron Camper and Jazz vocalist Laurin Talese.
Adam Blackstone’s versatility and musical ability keeps him on stages across the world but his faith and family keep him on the ground as he continues to create his own musical legacy.