Adam Blackstone playing bass guitar in studio, wearing black baseball cap, black shirt and jeans
Alumni

2004

Music - Instrumental Performance
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Adam Blackstone 2004 plays bass with and is musical director for Justin Timberlake, 2017 Oscars Ceremony

Adam Blackstone '04 is quite simply at the very top of the music industry food chain, as one of the most sought-after bassists, producers and musical directors.

He plays with, produces and/or is the musical director for Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Adam Levine, Jill Scott and Joss Stone.

Adam played at a sold-out Madison Square Garden with Jay-Z and Beyoncé on what was then billed as the hip-hop mogul’s farewell tour; with Rihanna on NBC's "Saturday Night Live"; and with Justin Timberlake at the 2017 Academy Awards and 2014 Grammy Awards ceremonies.

His BASSic Black Entertainment, which provides live music production, musician staffing, artist development and studio production, has among its clients Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, Niki Minaj, LL Cool J and many others.

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