Adan Jodorowsky

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Adán Jodorowsky
Adán Jodorowsky performing at Let's Festival, 2011.
Background information
Also known as Adanowsky
Origin France, Mexico and Chile
Genres Alternative rock, indie rock,
art rock
Years active 2006–present
Members Adán Jodorowsky (vocals, piano, bass, guitar), Yarol (guitar, bass, Mandolin) Giovanni Mirabassi (Piano, keyboards) Franck Vaillant (Drums) John Handelsman (Clarinette, sax) Jerôme Goldet (bass)

Adán Jodorowsky or Adanowsky (born October 1979) is a French musician and actor.


Born in France, Jodorowsky is the son of Chilean Alejandro Jodorowsky and Mexican Valerie Trumblay, and is the brother to Brontis Jodorowsky. He has appeared in seven films to this day. As an actor, he won the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in 1989 for his role as the Young Fenix in Santa Sangre, one of his father's more renowned films.

Jodorowsky started playing piano at the age of six. At the age of seven, he met James Brown at the backstage of a concert. Brown taught Adan how to dance like him. Jodorowsky's first guitar lessons were given by The Beatles guitarist George Harrison. In this occasion Harrison told him that "he was far", Adan did not know if "he was far" in an enlightened way or "far" from being a good guitarist. When he was sixteen he joined the punk band The Hellboys, then he wanted to try another music genre and meet Yarol Poupaud and Adrienne Pauly, Following these encounters he started playing bass.

On October 30, 2006, he released his first solo album, Étoile Éternelle, as "Adanowsky", and his first single, L'idole (meaning "the idol") which was also released in Spanish as El Idolo; the song is about a waiter who wants all the attention and dreams of becoming famous and an idol.

In 2007, he featured as an actor in the Julie Delpy's movie "Two Days In Paris".

In 2008, he released his second album, El Idolo and had a big succes in South America.

In 2011 he released his third solo album "Amador" and won the UFI award for "Best International Artist Of The Year" and "Best Live Show". Then he met Devendra Banhart, and together, they recorded the song You are the one .

He also helped on Alizée's new album, writing a song for her called La Candida.

He has composed works such as Echek (2000) and Teou (2001), "La Danza de la Realidad" as well as directing Echek, "Un Sol Con Corazón" and "El Idolo", "Dancing To The Radio", and the movie "The Voice Thief" with Asia Argento as the lead actress.

In 2012 he produced the first solo (golden) album of León Larregui (Lead singer of the famous Mexican band "Zoé").

In 2014, he produced and released the Album "Ada".

Adan starred in his father's film The Dance of Reality which was released in 2013.

He won 5 prizes for his movie "The Voice Thief" as Best director and Best Movie.


Film Year Character
The Dance of Reality 2013 Adan
2 Days in Paris 2007 Mathieu
Grandes écoles 2004 L'étudiant start-up
Rien, voilà l'ordre 2003 Le présentateur télé
Les araignées de la nuit 2002 Le truand
Les Héros sont debout 1997 Le voleur du vidéo-club
Santa Sangre 1989 Young Fenix
As director Year
Echek 2000
El Idolo 2006
Don't try to fool me 2009
Un sol con Corazón 2010
The Voice Thief 2012
Dancing To The Radio 2013
Criminal 2013
Les Huîtres 2013


Adanowsky in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Hellboys Year
Everything You Learned 1998
Mutant Love EP 2005
Mutant Love 2006
As collaborator Year
Adrienne Pauly 2006
As Producer Year
León Larregui 2012
Solo Year
Étoile Éternelle 2006
El ídolo 2008
Amador 2010
Ada 2014
As composer Year
Echek 2000
Teou 2001
2 Days in Paris 2007
La Danza De La Realidad 2013



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