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Adam DeAscentis is an electric and acoustic bassist based in New York City and a full time member of the high-energy, horn-driven band Huntertones.


Demonstrating an innate ability to serve every situation with pure musicality, Adam has shared stages across the country with an array of artists such as blues-rock guitarist and songwriter, Hadden Sayers; Monkees drummer, Mickey Dolenz; Midwest garage-soul forerunner, Jared Mahone; Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Tituss Burgess; and two-time Tony Award winner, Norbert Leo Butz.


Adam became a musician during his childhood in the Midwest rust belt city of Youngstown, OH. Springboarding from his school’s music program, Adam found himself playing in a wedding band, teaching bass lessons, and performing a bass concerto with the local youth symphony -- all before high school graduation.


Relocating to Columbus in 2009, Adam studied at The Ohio State University where he earned a B.A. in Jazz Studies. During this time, Adam became a staple of the regional music scene, both on the stage and off. Taking as many gigs as classwork would allow, Adam played with Ohio’s best: James Gaiters, Tony Monaco, Eddie Bayard, Pete Mills, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Floyd, Dwight Adams, Dan Wilson, Theron Brown, and Shawn “Thunder” Wallace, among others. While taking both classical and jazz bass lessons at school, Adam also managed the OSU Jazz Club, booking clinics for the students with artists including Robert Glasper and Gerald Clayton.


Adam moved to New York City in 2014 to study music business at NYU. In this tight-knit graduate program of fewer than 100 students, Adam forged strong connections while expanding his knowledge of marketing, sales, and management. Taking classes by night, Adam gained music industry insight by day at companies including The Orchard, Fieldhouse Music and C3 Management.


Today, Adam is a NYC-based freelance musician and full time member of the internationally touring band, Huntertones. With a signature sound inspired by creativity, improvisation and feel-good groove, the group has recorded and released five albums since their founding in 2011 and has toured in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. Recognized in Downbeat Magazine’s December 2016 issue, Huntertones is garnering worldwide attention with their dynamic mix of jazz, funk, R&B, and soul. More at huntertones.com.


Adam’s approach to his instrument springs from a well of eclectic musical influences. Inspired as much by bass icons like Jaco Pastorius and Ray Brown as he is by The Rolling Stones and Beethoven, Adam brings to every performance a sound and feel that transcends genre.


Upcoming Huntertones shows are listed below!

Please refer to Facebook and Twitter for all other performances.


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