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


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""Music Monthly" Review of All Day I Dream About Music"

"ADIDAM stands for All Day I Dream About Music and this is the moniker used by violinist/producer/performer John H. Littlejohn to bring his musical vision to life. With a background as a classically-trained musician and a full understanding of the nuances of modern hip hop and R&B music, ADIDAM has the potential to create some ground breaking music – a promise that is met on the new album All Day I Dream About Music.
Littlejohn seamlessly blends his classical violin with modern programming and instrumentation throughout the album and the combination works every time. The hybrid sound ADIDAM unleashes on this album is definitely a breath of fresh air for local music. After listening to this album I can say that is truly a good thing that Littlejohn dreams about music all day…"
- Reviewed by Greg Yost, Music Monthly Magazine. - Music Monthly Magazine

" Review of All Day I Dream About Music"

"Many have attempted to blend classical and hip-hop. Dare we say that few can do it with the authenticity of ADIDAM.

Born John Littlejohn, ADIDAM (which stands for All Day I Dream About Music), has deep roots in classical performance. As concertmaster of the Newark Symphony and member of the Baltimore Opera Orchestra and also Darin Atwater ’s Soulful Symphony (see interview with Darin Atwater), it comes as no surprise that ADIDAM's new project is steeped in musical depth.

The violinist stylistically blends his love for hip-hop to produce a fifteen-track effort that is sparking a great deal of interest, and justifiably so.

ADIDAM handles the bulk of the vocals on this project, which range from rhyming to heartfelt singing. But the strength of the album lies in its musical compositions. His classical mastery shines on tracks like "The Waters of March", "This is For My People" and an 87-second interlude that will make you want to visit your nearest concert hall.

Musical dexterity is the order of the day on cuts such as "Falling" and "Hey Girl", where he relies on balladry while sharing vocal responsibilities with the capable Delandria . "Surrender" is a true gem as ADIDAM offers a simple, elegant and classical interpretation of the hymn 'I Surrender All'.

ADIDAM's ability to creatively swing from one musical genre to another shows that he does more than simply dream about music. Handling production, performance and also writing nearly every track on this project, he shows that music is a way of life."
- Reviewed by Gerard Bonner, entertainment journalist, -

"Austin Chamber Music Center Recommendation"

Adidam presented an incredible concert in honor of Black History Month for the Austin Chamber Music Center on Thursday, February 7, 2008. The performance took place at Austin's own Huston-Tillotson University in front of hundreds of eager audience members. John Littlejohn, violin and SaulPaul, dj/emcee were electric in their performance and interaction with the audience. The audience was totally engaged and gave a thunderous standing ovation at the close of the performance. I, for one, was thrilled to have been witness to this concert and would recommend this group to everyone that has the opportunity to hear and see them. - Joel Bright, Director of Education


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



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 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:

“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

"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.)

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