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Adam Bernstein is a composer/arranger/bassist (best bassist - Aquarian magazine - 93)/educator. After leading the successful folk, rock, klezmer, funk 14-piece big band All Gods' Children (best band - Aquarian magazine - 93) for 6 years, Adam performed and/or recorded with many great musicians/dancers including Levon Helm, Sahib Shihab, Perry Robinson, Walter Perkins, Ethel (String Quartet), Teocinte (from El Salvador), The Angstones, Solar and Jennifer Muller/The Works. In 1990 he toured Japan with Hilario Soto's Higher Culture and 1993 studied folkloric percussion in Cuba. As a composer/arranger, Adam co-arranged the score for the A&E network TV series 'Biography' for the show on Groucho Marx, and has composed many scores for dance performed at Columbia and Rutgers universities and other performance spaces. Currently, Adam is working with the group Driver Quartet as a composer/arranger/bassist and is the jazz director at the Berkeley-Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY. 'The songs written by Bernstein resonate amongst those of us who are trapped in the concrete jungle. The memories of lost loves, unattained loves and desired loves flood all who listen with images of their own experience.' - Vos Valley News '...original songs are the real finds here. In Bernstein songs like 'Room For The New' and ' Long way Down' one can hear the influence of albums like Nilsson Sings Newman and Sail Away. - New York Press 'Bernstein provides fine original songs including 'Room For The New' and 'Long Way Down' - The Advocate 'The ensemble led by eccentric genius AB, are entertaining as well as enlightening.' - The Courier News 'Led by bassist AB whose influences lie more in classic jazz arrangers like Sun Ra and Charles Mingus uses those influences to beef up an addicting style of pop.' - Internet Music Service 'Easily sandwiched between Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' and the Beatles 'Hey Jude'..' - The Courier News '..regardless of format, AB is a brilliant tunesmith whose colorful vibes blind the shady music industry.' - Home News .