Photo by  Esteban Siliezar

With a kaleidoscopic sense of time and texture, GADADU weaves odd-meter grooves, synth-spiked orchestral arrangements, and unorthodox song forms into a dreamy, soulful sound. Formed in 2013 by bandleaders Hannah Selin and Nicki Adams, GADADU has since expanded to include Patrick Adams (trumpet), Ayumi Ishito (tenor sax), Daniel Stein (bass) and Arthur Vint (drums). GADADU has performed at many of NYC's renowned original music venues and concert halls including including Brooklyn Bowl, Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan Inn, LeFrak Concert Hall, Mercury Lounge and Rockwood Music Hall.

A sound that seems initially fragile, with songs that turn in unexpected but welcome places, that reward repeat listens for the sake of being enveloped in something so fresh, is something to behold.
— Anthony Dean-Harris, Editor-in-Chief at