Boston- and Ithaca-based singer-songwriter, Canen (pronounced ‘cannon”), performs jazz standards and indie pop. She recorded her first two EPs at age twelve, and since then,16 of her recordings have aired on 18 radio stations throughout Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, South America and the US, including on WFMU (metro NYC), PRI, Blues & Roots Radio and Gad Elmaleh's jazz show (Paris).
Reviewed and featured in over a dozen venues, she has been invited to tour UK music festivals and to open for Grammy-winning artists. In 2015 she performed a set of vintage classics just before national headliner Todd Rundgren at the Syracuse Jazz Fest, and yes, she's been contacted by The Voice. Four of her covers, as well as an original song of hers, have been chosen by the International Unsigned Only Competition as Semi-Finalists, and in 2018, she receive a prestigious National YoungArts award in jazz voice.
Along with a viral recording of “Ain’t No Sunshine”, one of her covers has been featured in a UK short film, another on Alistaire Overeem's
show, and her arrangement and recording of Work Song is included in the British Library Sound Archives.
For performances and recordings, she has joined Willie B (Neko Case), Michael Stark (Spoon), Hank Roberts (Bill Frisell), Brian Dozoretz (Queen Latifah), Bill DiCosimo (Spyro Gyra) and Grammy-winning engineer Will Russell.
This year, as she continues to record her favorite covers, she is also releasing some of her first original songs.
RIYL: Norah Jones, Diana Krall