Adrienne Woods grew up in a musical family in the small southern town Florence, South Carolina. She started playing the cello at age four, along with sibling Chris Woods on violin. They were constantly surrounded by classical music and formed a piano quartet with Sherry Woods on viola and Benjamin Woods on piano. She uprooted herself after attending the University of South Carolina after studying with cellist Robert Jesselson and jazz instructor Bert Ligon to hone her craft in Los Angeles. The Henry Mancini Institute introduced her to many other styles of music and musicians. As she began to gain accolades for playing with many artists and groups, she also began to explore songwriting and composition by recording her first rock album. The album Day and Night debuted in 2008, and features her vocals, playing several instruments, as well as the talents of many other amazing musicians. This album chronicles her experiences through life and and love in a lush live rock musical experience.
Since being in Los Angeles, Adrienne has played studio work, orchestral works, television shows, and toured with many star artists. She has played on the Tonight show, with Shaggy, Faith Evans, Frankie J, Clay Aiken, Josh Groban, and Michael Buble. She has also been on the American Music Awards with Josh Groban, American Idol with Reuben, BET Awards with The Game, and recorded several music videos including Josh Groban, Kanye West, Rod Stewart. She filmed the Micheal Buble live DVD concert at the Wiltern theater. She also played with Kanye West, on an MTV show, his live tour dates, the Grammys in Los Angeles, Touch the Sky video, and the Ellen Show and VH1 Storytellers. On American Idol the last five seasons she performed alongside the contestants in the show's house band. She also played with 30 Seconds to Mars live at the Avalon and on the Late late show with Matt Goss. She just finished a tour of the US and Canada with the popular band the Jonas Brothers. She also performed the AMAs with Pink an the CNN tribute to heroes with Christina Aguilera. Adrienne even did a few fun days of filming cello and guitar on the new show Glee. Most recently she toured with John Legend, Ariana Grande, and Adele. She continues to play with many star and local artists while developing her own music writing and performances as well.
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