John "A.d.i.d.a.m." Littlejohn

John "A.d.i.d.a.m." Littlejohn

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A.d.i.d.a.m. is a progressive violinist/emcee who fuses hip-hop with classical, latin, bossa-nova, Indian, jazz & gospel music which creates a unique sound. He performs solo, with the critically-acclaimed string trio Infinitus (www.InfinitusMusic.com), and with Psalm Fresh (www.PsalmFresh.com).

Biography

A.d.i.d.a.m. (John H. Littlejohn), which stands for All Day I Dream About Music, is a violinist/producer/performer whose love and knowledge of different forms of music have given him a unique style and sound. With degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan, Adidam is an accomplished classically-trained violinist. After graduation, he refused to be limited by the few career options available to classical musicians and instead, carved a new path by combining the music from his upbringing with the classical music he had grown to love. Since then he has produced two full-length albums, “Violinistik” and “All Day I Dream About Music,” and performed through the U.S. and Canada. Tim Smith, music critic of the Baltimore Sun, called his music "distinctive" with "tightly rhymed lyrics," and a VH1 entertainment journalist called his compositions "extremely original and magnificently arranged and played." In a review for GospelFlava.com Gerard Bonner wrote, "Many have attempted to blend classical and hip-hop. Dare we say that few can do it with the authenticity of Adidam."

Adidam performs as a solo artist and with 2 groups:

INFINITUS
“Consisting of gifted musicians from Canada and the U.S., [Infinitus] presented a mix of classical, jazz, latin, and hip-hop music to the great delight of island audiences, both in the schools and at two concerts sponsored by the QCI Arts Council…and were given a standing ovation.” – The Queen Charlotte Arts Council

Infinitus is a string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. Infinitus has dazzled audiences with programs that feature polished classical works and original jazz, latin and hip-hop arrangements/compositions. Audiences can expect a fun and interactive concert experience. They are dedicated to quality outreach and often performs for schools, nursing homes, hospitals, Native reserves, and prisons. In the 2007-08 season they performed over 130 outreach concerts throughout British Columbia. This show is acoustic and only requires 3 armless chairs. For more information, please visit www.InfinitusMusic.com.

PSALM FRESH
"The reasons we brought in Psalm Fresh are: (1) For their diverse style of music, (2) How friendly they are with the audiences, (3) How they get more interaction than most of the groups we bring in." - The Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Psalm Fresh is a symphony remixed. Led by violinist/emcee John “A.d.i.d.a.m.” Littlejohn, this sextet consists of a classically-trained, hip-hop inspired string quartet, a drummer/vocalist/emcee, and a dj/emcee. By combining hip-hop with classical, Latin, jazz, and middle eastern music they produce a rich, new sound and an exciting, highly interactive audience experience. The concert is divided into two sections, “Unplugged” and “Amped.”
"Unplugged" is an acoustic set which showcases the diverse abilities of the group without effects. The use of vocal percussion (beat-boxing), acoustic strings, freestyles, and audience interaction provides an easy introduction to hip-hop for unfamiliar audience members, and a unique experience for hip-hop fans. In the "Amped" portion, Psalm Fresh “plugs-in” for this exciting set. By adding a loop station and turntable to the acoustic set-up, they create a symphony of sound with six people. Musical selections include fresh versions of popular songs, blazing originals, and live audience sampling. This show requires a P.A. system and is perfect for medium to large venues (concert/recital halls, churches, festivals, clubs, etc.)

For videos, please visit: www.YouTube.com/user/ThriveCityProduction

Discography

Violinistik (2007)
A.d.i.d.a.m. (2005)

Set List

“Littlejohn seamlessly blends his classical violin with modern programming and instrumentation…the combination works every time.” – Music Monthly Magazine.

A.d.i.d.a.m.'s solo show is a combination of purely classical works for solo violin, original compositions, and a “Symphony of One” created by using a loop station. This show is perfect for small venues (Recital Halls, Museums, Music Shops, Coffee Shops, Libraries, etc.) and easily complimented with live art, literature/poetry, and dance.

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Infinitus
Infinitus' programs feature polished classical works and original jazz, latin and hip-hop arrangements/compositions. Audiences can expect a fun and interactive concert experience. They are dedicated to quality outreach and often performs for schools, nursing homes, hospitals, Native reserves, and prisons. In the 2007-08 season they performed over 130 outreach concerts throughout British Columbia. For more information, please visit www.InfinitusMusic.com.

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Psalm