As a quintet, GADADU rises to an entirely different level. They’re a band that truly sounds great together executing these ideas.
— Anthony Dean-Harris,
And I See Night is such a refreshing change to what is dominating mainstream culture as well as indie culture.
— Matt Jensen, No More Division
The music feels so spacious and loose I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that wouldn’t appreciate what this band offers. No one in this band rushes and they let the music breathe. Its dynamic and easy to catch the groove.
— Matt Jensen, No More Division
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Founded in 2013 by composer/performers Hannah Selin and Nicki Adams, GADADU is a five-piece ensemble committed to bringing original songs to life in vibrant, innovative ways. Each of the members of GADADU is a consummate performer and composer in his/her own right, enabling the group to explore and create new compositions with great dexterity. GADADU self-produced and released their first album, And I See Night, in February 2015. Nicki and Hannah continue to lead and compose for the band, and GADADU performs regularly throughout New York City and the surrounding regions.

GADADU's sound, described variously as "hypnotic" and "refreshing," redefines subtlety in its careful balance of trumpet, viola, female vocals, and jazz rhythm section. Our dramatic exchange of ideas coincides with carefully layered orchestrations, resulting in a wildly colorful improvisational framework. After receiving the Album of the Month award and a four star review for And I See Night in indie music journal No More Division, GADADU was featured on genre-defying British radio show, The CurveBall. The album went on to win the attention of prominent jazz publication and radio show, Nextbop, with a feature in Nextbop's online music journal as well as airtime on three live radio shows (91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio). Anthony Dean-Harris, editor in chief at Nextbop, described GADADU as an exquisite and grounding array of fragility and strength: "And I See Night is a surprise from a group of musicians that one could see coming except in all the ways that one couldn't." We have since performed at many of NYC's renowned original music venues including Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Manhattan Inn, Mercury Lounge and The Silent Barn. With ever-open ears, GADADU continues to draw in new listeners seeking to rediscover the imagination's zeal for color in sound, bare and essential.

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