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SHE WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART AND SOUL

BIOGRAPHY

A native New Yorker, Adrienne began classical voice and piano studies at age nine.  She is an internationally respected vocalist of different genres.  Her performances include concerts, jazz festivals, clubs as well as TV and radio programs throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. Her performance formations range from duo(s) to big band. Adrienne also directs MASTERCLASS WORKSHOPS for all voice types and performance.

Past and present, she performs with prominent musicians including:  Scott HAMMILTON, Ferdinand POVEL, Johnny GRIFFIN, George ROBERT, Zane MASSEY, Buddy TATE, Clark TERRY, Linley HAMILTON, Franco AMBROSETTI, Jan WESSELS, Benny BAILEY, Harry “Sweets” EDISON, Bart van LIER, Benny POWELL, Dado MORONI, Rob van BAVEL, Dolf de VRIES, Rob van KREEVELD, John HONDORP, Sebastian ALTERKAMP, Lonnie SMITH, Kenny BURRELL, Leo AMUEDO, Alessio MENCONI, Hans VOOGT, Niels PEDERSON, Ruud OUWEHAND

 

Ira COLEMAN, Bart TARENSKEEN, Peter WASHINGTON, Red MITCHELL, Rosario BONACCORSO, John CLAYTON, Jimmy WOODE, Billy COBHAM, Markus STROTHMANN, Roy HAYNES, John ENGELS, Alvin QUEEN and others.

 

Adrienne has performed and or recorded with:  The WDR RADIO BIG BAND - Köln, Germany; The HESSISCHER RUNDFUNK BIG BAND – Frankfurt, Germany; The NDR RADIO BIG BAND – Hamburg, Germany; The MILLENIUM BIG BAND – Holland, NL as well as other big bands in Europe.

As part of a very special project, Adrienne has been a soloist performing LOUIS ANDRIESSEN’S modern classical composition, “M is for MAN, MUSIC, MOZART” (The. “MPROJECT) and 

Y DESPUES” with the prestigious Netherlands ORKEST DE VOLHARDING both in Holland and Europe.

 

From international jazz festivals in Cape Town, South Africa to cultural exchange programs such as AMERICAN VOICES, Adrienne’s additional “international educational” travels include teaching varios MASTERCLASS WORKSHOPS such as “MAKING THE CONNECTION” which she created for the various vocal styles – classical, jazz, music from the Church, musicals and pop.  She has presented her workshops at:  The SWISS JAZZ SCHOOL – Bern, Switzerland; TAIWAN JAZZ ACADEMY in both Taichung City and Taipei; The UNIVERSITAT MOZARTEUM OPERA DIVISION – Salzburg, Austria (for 6 seasons); and the UNIVERSITY OF CAPETOWN (UCT) in South Africa for the South Africa Educational Conference.

 

For many years Adrienne was an educator at two ARTEZ locations in The Netherlands teaching Jazz Voice, Performance and Diction.

  

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