Adrienne Shamszad | Guest Faculty

Adrienne Shamszad is an Iranian-American singer-songwriter, teacher and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her musical style expresses the union of American Roots and Iranian Tradition, a blend of folk, soul, and blues infused with Iranian vocals, melodies, and poetry.

Adrienne has been a dedicated performer, guitarist and songwriter for most of her life, inspired by the mystic poets of Iran as much as the folk poet-songwriters of the 60s and 70s. She began her exploration of traditional Iranian music in 2016 with renowned vocal artist Mahsa Vahdat. Since then, she has been awarded two grants from the Alliance of California Traditional Arts to develop her knowledge of Iranian classical vocal and instrumental music. She combines the ancient tradition with her decades of experience in American songwriting craft to tell the story of her unique perspective with longing, hope, humor, and depth. To learn more, visit adrienneshamszad.com.

Adrienne Shamszad is an Iranian-American singer-songwriter, teacher and musician from the San Francisco Bay Area.

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