Daniel Casares & Adam Ben Ezra worked together in the Flamenco Festival 2016 residency «Loco Strings»
ADAM BEN EZRA
Double-Bass phenomenon and YouTube sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it deserves. Along the way Adam has been pushing his craft in new, exciting directions and carving out a unique spot for himself in today’s international musical landscape.
Whether he is playing original material or his wonderfully crafted cover arrangements, ABE is a creative force of nature who can transform a room full of strangers into lifelong fans in a moment. Regardless if he’s performing Solo or with his Trio, no two shows are alike as he expertly moves from one instrument to the next, sometimes within the same song, without ever missing a beat. Using a smart combination of effects and pedals, Adam regularly loops his notes in order to deliver an authentic wall of sound, worthy of a small orchestra.
By simple means of technology, Adams music videos launched him from on screen internet to worldwide live performances. To-date his YouTube videos have clocked millions of views and tens of thousands of subscribers. With a strong following on all social media platforms and notable performances all over the globe, Adam has accomplished plenty as a solo performer. Now with his Trio group, Adam’s debut album – “Can’t Stop Running” – is a dynamic global fusion of influences and sounds.
Adam Ben Ezra’s unique talent, superb musicianship and great personality makes him the ideal candidate to take an instrument that has been around for centuries and push it into the 21st century.
The composer and guitarist Daniel Casares performs his flamenco guitar concerts worldwide with excellent acceptance from the public. The most exigent theaters in Spain, USA, Japan , China , Brazil, Morocco and Europe have praised the art, feeling and technique of this great artist. He has been performing on tour for 25 years Now.
The world of Opera has enjoyed Daniel Casares, since the soprano Cecilia Bartoli chose him to accompany her music, Daniel has performed as a guest artist on his European tour on the occasion of the presentation and tribute to the diva Maria Malibran. Countless collaborations with other artists from all around the world and different cultures has allowed Daniel to collaborate with renowned artists such as Dulce Pontes,Toquinho, Chucho Valdes, Miguel Poveda or Alejandro Sanz.
In November 2015 he released his sixth studio album Picassares with luxury collaborations such as Dulce Pontes, Miguel Poveda, Adam Ben Ezra, Lulo Pérez and Rubio de Pruna (singer of Paco de Lucía).
Career Highlights :
* National Guitar Award “ Bordón Minero “ at the XXXVII Festival del cante de la minas of La
Unión (Murcia ), being the youngest guitarist to get only 16 years.
* Award “ Musical Revelation “ in 2005 in New York , awarded by the association of show
chroniclers in NY (A.C.E ) .
* Award as Best New Artist of 2005 “ Miguel Acal “ by the association of flamenco critics and
researchers (AFCAF ) .
* National Award of Guitar at the festival Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona ). 1999 .
* National Guitar Award at the “ I Concurso Nacional de Guitarra “. 1996.