Adrienne Torf

Adrienne Torf began studying piano at the age of three. Her early experience included playing for theater productions, choral groups and an all-girl disco band while a student at Smith College. After graduating from Stanford, she became a contract studio and touring keyboard player, touring and recording with Holly Near, Linda Tillery, Ferron, Kay Gardner and others. Her keyboard compositions and arrangements appear on more than 20 albums, including her own two solo releases: Brooklyn From The Roof (1986) and Two Hands Open (2003).

In 1983, Adrienne began a long-running collaboration with the late poet and political activist June Jordan. Bang Bang Über Alles, their full-length contemporary opera, was produced off-Broadway and by Atlanta’s Seven Stages Theater, where the Ku Klux Klan attempted to shut down the show. Their recording June June Jordan & Adrienne Torf: Collaboration (Selected Works, 1983-2000) was released in 2003, featuring studio performances by Jordan and Torf, as well as guest vocals by Rhiannon, Jeanie Tracy, Cris Williamson and Andre dos Santos Morgan.

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