Tony Adamo: Vocals

Genre: Funk, Hip-Hop & Rap, Jazz, Pop, Rockabilly

Sound description: Nu-jazz and hip-spoken-word by which to funk, bop, and rock 'til ya drop.

RIYL: Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Michael Wolff, Larry Coryell

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Inception: Oceanside, 2000

Influences: Gil Scott-Heron, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis


Singer/nu-hip spoken word artist Tony Adamo is based in Oceanside. With producer/guitarist Jerry Stucker, he recorded his own arrangements of songs by Tower of Power, including “What Is Hip” and “This Time It’s Real.”

His 2013 full-length Miles of Blu (Random Act Records) was produced by drummer Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters) and features guest players from that band: Bill Summers (percussion), Rob Dixon (horns), Richie Goods (bass), and Derrick Gardner (trumpet). The album was mixed by Tim Ouimette.

“It’s a really new concept,” says Adamo of the music. “Oakland funk and New York throwdown meets
vocal/hip-hop spoken word.”


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Tony Adamo Nov. 5, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m.

Tony Adamo has signed a record deal with Random Act Records (RAR). Some of the outstanding artists Adamo will be joining are: Mike Clark, of Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Michael Wolff, former band leader for the Arsenio Hall show, Larry Coryell named by Musician Magazine as "one of the 100 greatest guitarists alive today, " Kenny Drew, Jr., as Jazziz Magazine says has a "brilliant distinctive style, " Carmen Intorre, Jr., Downbeat Magazine rates his new Cd at 31/2stars.

A recent review of one of Adamo's new songs from his upcoming release, MILES OF BLU on RAR states: "Adamo reaches into the pre-rap turf of Gil Scott-Heron here with this seductive too-short flash memoir about how he discovered jazz and its legendary envelope pushers – Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis. There's energy and honor and wonder in Adamo's words, especially in the fluid alliterative syncopated way the words reflect the inspiration that jazz gave him as an artist, as a human being." Devon Jackson, Village Voice Rolling Stone and Details

Legendary drummer, Mike Clark is the producer on Tony Adamo's hi-voltage vocals and Nu-Jazz Funk/Hipspokenword dialogue on MILES OF BLU Cd. So, can you dig it? Funk, bop, rock 'til ya drop! Random Act Record artists are at the top.

Frank Black, ADoubleLeft Hook PR Gig, NYC



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