Adam Neely, the New York- based session bassist, multi-instrumentalist, educator and YouTuber, brings his large ensemble J A Z Z S C H O O L to Rockwood Stage 2 for a night of belting and too many notes. Over-the-top jazz fusion, metal and pop meld together in a visceral and kinetic blend that will feature Justina-Maria Sóto, Dani Lynn, Gabe Violett, and Hannah Sumner on guest vocals. Basically, if Dirty Loops was a 15 piece band.
Adam is best known for his hugely popular YouTube channel that is dedicated to exploring new horizons in music. His show investigates musical concepts and curiosities in a series of video essays that challenge assumptions about what music truly is. Adam’s videos cover topics as simple as “What makes a song sound like Christmas?” or “Which key is the saddest?” and as esoteric as “Musical Fractals” and “Jazz fusion re-harmonization” – all in a tone that’s as witty and accessible as it is informative and brain-frying.