NYC-based Adam Ahuja is a jazz/x-genre touring and recording artist, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, and creator of the #intheloop live-looping style.  During performances, Ahuja loops multiple instruments live on the spot: keyboards & key-bass, singing & rhyming, and beatboxing & drums, often loop recording audience members live on stage to make new music together.  Adam is also a keys & creativity coach and founder of the Infinity Gritty music label.

Adam Ahuja looks down at his keyboard.  It contains a universe of sounds.  Mini drum-pads are flanked to the right.  A microphone is set straight in front of the rig.  Above sits a multi-track live-loop recorder – a canvas ready to capture and replay anything that’s performed live.  All of the music will be created from scratch, right here, right now… 


Drawing influence from the spheres of jazz, rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, electronic, world, and some Vanilla Ice dance partying at age six, NYC-based live-looping artist and keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist Adam Ahuja melds a love for groove with an obsession with harmony, flavoring compositions with metaphysically-bent singing and rhymes.  


Flowing between the keys, drums, bass, guitar, percussion, and vocals isn’t always a purely solo venture for Ahuja.  Audience members at shows, whether musicians or not, are often invited onstage to be recorded into Ahuja’s live-looping gear, creating new interactive music in the moment.  Such “intheloop” creations have been enjoyed at venues such as Relix Magazine Headquarters, Sofar Sounds locations across three continents, and virtually as well.  As Goldmine Magazine puts it, Ahuja “breathes new life into the one-man-band concept.” 


Ahuja’s career path has metamorphosed: from pre-med and strategic consulting, to keyboard-freelancing the streets of NYC, to musical collaboration with artists such as Meatloaf in the studio and Robert Randolph on the road, to ultimately honing his solo craftwork, landing artist features in Spotify’s New Music Friday and at Blue Note Jazz Club, NYC.  Ahuja is also an active collaborator with like-minded colleagues, regularly releasing “x-genre” joint-works on his own label, Infinity Gritty.  Along each step of the journey, Ahuja reminds himself to heed the inspiration from late mentor and former Blue Note Records CEO, Bruce Lundvall: never stop listening.

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NYC-based Adam Ahuja is an x-genre live-looping artist, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist, and entrepreneur who has drawn international recognition as a touring artist, composer, and producer.  Ahuja’s influences range from from jazz, rock, world, funk, hip-hop, electronic, and some Vanilla Ice dance partying at age six, amalgamating a sound that melds a love for the groove, an affinity for harmonic exploration, and an expression of metaphysically-bent lyricism.

When Ahuja plays live, he offers what he calls a #intheloop experience: drawing upon a range of electronic and organic instruments to record and loop performances live, without the use of pre-recorded sampled parts.  Ahuja’s shows often involve interactive participation recording the audience members themselves, bringing them on to the stage and giving a personal connection to the performance.

Ahuja’s adept performances and novel approach to the “one man band” paradigm has led to artist features in Relix Magazine, Apple Music, Goldmine Magazine, amongst others, and has led to hosting creativity and entrepreneurship-driven workshops at NYU Clive Davis Institute, Musicians Institute, University of the Arts, and US State Department-sponsored events.  As Goldmine Magazine puts it, Ahuja “breathes new life into the one-man-band concept.”

Ahuja’s sense of the contemporary music scene prompted him to establish Infinity Gritty, a global music label and consultancy.  The label focuses on pushing the creative limits of artistic expression at the intersection of jazz and beyond, and has landed him features in Spotify’s State of Jazz playlist, Atwood Magazine, Mathematical Association of America, and others.   Key projects include the 40-person pandemic remote collaboration “The People of 2020”  and “Ancient Scrolling,” a social media detox record, both produced by Ahuja, and Ahuja’s own “Ubiquity” record.  As the late Bruce Lundvall, former CEO of Blue Note Records and Columbia Records, said of Ahuja’s music: “very exciting live, the writing is impressive and the musicians are at a very high level.”

Along his career path, a few of Ahuja’s collaborative highlights include writing and recording in-studio guitar parts for rock-legends Meatloaf featuring Brian May of Queen, jamming on stage with musicians such as Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Questlove of The Roots, and Kenny Wayne Shepard, opening for legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea, landing endorsement deals with Nord Keyboards (‘Artist of the Month’), and co-founding and co-creating with NYC multi-genre project “The Flowdown.”   Ahuja was also a past musician-member of touring acts as such as Robert Randolph & Family Band, Ana Popovic Band, and Vanessa Collier Band.

Adam Ahuja has headlined or performed at a wide range of US and international festivals and venues, include Blue Note Jazz Festival (USA), Musikfest (USA), Victoria Jazz Festival (Canada), Tout por Tous Festival (France), Club Milla Night (Germany), Gypsy Jazz-Fest (New Caledonia), Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise (Caribbean), Great Mississippi Balloon Race (USA), Unifier Festival (USA), DiscJam Festival (USA), and Sofar Sounds (USA, Germany, Brazil).

With a background that began in pre-med and strategy consulting prior to a career in music, Ahuja has advised organizations through approach drawn from systems thinking, multiple-perspective comparison, sustainability, and ideation, bringing a unique set of influences into his creative pursuits.  Ahuja holds a Master’s in Public Policy (MBA) from University of Konstanz in Germany and BSBA in Management and Pre-Med from Bucknell University, and enjoys a good philosophical conversation every now and then.  

includes work as an artist, composer, or session player.
bold = as an artist or a primary composer/producer


2024, “Denn Diese Seelen” – Adam Ahuja, E Scott Lindner ft. Kate Goldbas, Jake Goldbas

2024, “World Traveler” – Aleksi Glick

2024, “Inspired Minds: Uplifting Hip Hop Mantra Music” – Various Artists 

2023, “COZY” – SUUZ

2023, “Ancient Scrolling” – Adam Ahuja, Johnny Butler, E Scott Lindner

2023, “Light & Soul” – Foam Collective, West One Music Group

2023, “Dance Into A Dream” – Foam Collective, Warner Chappell Production Music

2023, “New Bloom” – James Casey

2023, “Origins” – NOON, Adam Ahuja, Todd Gayor, Anthony Muthurajah, E Scott Lindner

2022, “Odyssey” – NOON

2022, “Foliage Fire” – E Scott Lindner

2021, “We Three Kings” – Adam Ahuja, Neel Murgai, Pablo Eluchans (Merry Pinchmas)

2021, “Nubiyan Dance” – NOON ft. Weedie Braimah, Adam Ahuja 

2021, “ON YOUR WAY UP” – RoSaWay

2021, “Dialogue Sessions” – E Scott Lindner

2021, “I Ain’t Comin’ In” – SiFi 

2021, “Groove Move Move” – Various, AMP Music / MPATH / EMI

2021, “Sessions” – The New York Comedy Club

2021, “Self-Inflicted Voodoo” – Charley Row

2021, “As If We Were” – April Quartet, Stay in Shape Vol. 1

2020, “Stranger” – RoSaWay

2020, “yo-lk” – The Flowdown

2020, “Ghost X” – Project K-Paz

2020, “Kids of Summer” – Monotronic

2020, “The People of 2020” – The People of 2020

2020, “Sometimes I” – SUUZ

2020, “In Flowers Through Space” – E Scott Lindner

2019, “Walk” – RoSaWay

2019, “Over the Rainbow (live-looping)” – Adam Ahuja

2019, “Monotronic” – Monotronic

2019, “Buddy Cop Movie” – Keith Tryfle Hudson

2019, “Count the Clocks” – Zhou Kroix

2019, “Barrel Roll” – CakeDrop

2019, “Roller Coaster” – SUUZ 

2019, “Visions of a Lethargic Sun” – VSUS

2019, “Don’t Let Me Go” – SiFi

2019, “Stranger,” – RoSaWay 

2018, “Earth Song” – Anna Diorio

2018, “Duff’s Groove” – Noon

2018, “Port of Dreams” – E Scott Lindner
2018, “Firebrand” – DB3
2018, “FREEDOM” – RoSaWay

2018, “Calling Out Your Name” – SiFi
2018, “Post-Something” – Project K-Paz
2018, “Edge Detection” – Escaper
2018, “Leesta Vall Sessions” – Natalie Hart

2018, “From a Dream” – Bob DiGiacomo 
2018, “Forget Your Face” – Keith Tryfle Hudson
2017, “Ubiquity” – Adam Ahuja
2017, “E. Scott Lindner” – E. Scott Lindner
2017 “Skeleton Key” – Escaper
2017 “The Game We’re In,” “Ruler” – Nemiss
2017, “Henry Grant EP” – Henry Grant
2017, “Chelsea Berry” – Wanderbird

2017, “Indiggative” – Digg Deep

2017, “About Time” – Bob DiGiacomo
2017, “Dig on Me” – Brady Oh
2017, “Why Would I” – Lumos
2016, “WorldSpeak” – The Flowdown
2016, “Only Wonder” – Lumos

2016, “Everyday Blues” – John Minnock
2015, “A Positive Light” – Kuf Knotz
2015, “A Divided Place” – The Lilted
2014, “The Realness” – Srikalogy
2014, “Sing the World Awake” – Reya Manna
2014, “First Impressions” – Alejandro Meola
2014, “Please” – Alejandro Meola
2014, “Black Feathered Angel” – Alejandro Meola

2013, “Do You Hear What I Hear?!” – Adam Ahuja 
2013, “Balance” – Adam Ahuja

2013, “In Love” – EarthRise SoundSystem
2012, “Glory & Blues” – Boogie Rock Boys
2012, “Rory Sullivan & The Second Season” – Rory Sullivan
2011, “Metamorphosis” – The Flowdown
2011, “Expose” – Miles
2010, “Hang Cool Teddy Bear” – Meatloaf
2010, “Freedom is the Basis” – Srikalogy
2005, “The Synthesis” – Flow Down Street Six
2004, “ToxicSheep: DC Sessions” – Adam Ahuja
2001, “Quacks” – The Baba Yaga
2000, “Live at Musikfest” – The Baba Yaga
1999, “Toxic Sheep: Fort Lauderdale Sessions” – Adam Ahuja  

  • Education:
  • -MA Public Policy & Management, University of Konstanz (2008)
  • -BSBA, Bucknell University (2005)
  • -Pre-Med, Bucknell University (2005)
  • -Washing Semester in Economic Policy, American University (2004) 
  • -Music History I & II, Berklee College of Music (2015)
  • Endorsements:

-Nord Keyboards

-Motion Sounds Amps

-Otherworld Computing

-Artist Relations



-Mark Awards Nominee (2023)
  • -Nord Keyboards Featured Performing Artist at NAMM (2019)
  • -Recording Academy Member (2018-Present)
  • -New York Peace Ambassador, Art 4 Peace Awards, UN (2018)
  • -Artist of the Month, Nord Keyboards (Nov. 2014)
  • -Harvard World Model UN Delegate Beijing, China (2006)