On TV, radio or at a live concert at your favorite stadium, the AdamBlackstone sound hascertainly permeated your eardrums. Blackstone isnot only a multi-faceted bass player,musician, 2x Emmy nominated Music Director and Grammy awardwinning writer, he is themusical mastermind behind the live shows ofmany of today’s biggest artists.
Blackstone was born in Trenton, New Jersey and it was there that hebegan to hone his craftunder the guise of his father, a Jazz musician, who remains one of his greatest musicalinfluences. Itwas in a church playing drums at the age of 6 that his father discovered he hadrhythm and perfect pitch. Once his family moved to Willingboro,NJ which has never beenshort on talent, he picked up bass in highschool and the rest is history.
After earning a scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, itdidn’t take long forBlackstone to become engulfed in the soul music pulse that wasflowing through the city atthat time. Beginning as asession musician, shortly after his start, he was touring the world.In 2009 Blackstone partnered with his wife to start company BASSicBlack Entertainment, LLC(BBE). BBE is a broad based music service company that specializes in live music production,connecting musicians and studioproduction. Under the same moniker, they launched theBBERecord label in 2013.February 2023
He has served as the Musical Director for acts such as Justin Timberlake, JanetJackson, AliciaKeys, Maroon 5, and recently cultivated the Super Bowl 57 Halftime Show featuring Rihanna.With each newendeavor, the artists he works with become family and fall in love withBlackstone’seasy demeanor and standard for excellence. Blackstone’s TV legacycontinues toexpand as Music Director and On-screen personality. Hisexpertise has shaped today’s biggestshows includingThe Oscars, the Grammy Awards, NBA All Star Weekend, NBC’s “The Voice,”numerous BET, VH1 andMTV specials and as the Music Director for the hit Fox show“TheMasked Singer” and NBC’s “That’s My Jam.”In 2022, Adam won hisfirst Emmy award for Outstanding Music Direction for the Super Bowl56 Halftime Show featuring Dr Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dog, Mary J Blige & Kendrick Lamar.Weeks later, he released his debut album LEGACY, which reached #1 on multiple charts. Thelead single, ‘Round Midnight feat. Jazmine Sullivan, received a Grammy Nomination for BestTraditional R&B Performance and selected at President Barack Obama’s favorite songs of2022. Additionally, the album received two NAACP Image Award Nominations for OutstandingNew Artist and Outstanding Jazz Album - Vocal.Adam Blackstone’s versatility and musical ability keeps him on stagesand screens across theworld but his faith and family keep him on the ground as he continues to create his ownmusical legacy