Upstate New York singer, Canen (pronounced ‘cannon”), records and performs jazz standards, vintage classics and indie pop. At the encouragement of her teacher, Anna Coogan, she recorded her first of two digital albums, Think Twice and A Matter of Time, in 2014.
Fifteen of Canen’s recordings have aired on 15 radio stations over 60 times in 10 countries, including on WFMU (metro NYC), PRI, and Roots & Fusion (UK) Listener's Choice Anniversary Show.
Her work has been reviewed and featured in over a dozen national and international venues. In 2015, 2016, and 2018, four of her covers, as well as an original song of hers, were chosen by the International Unsigned Only Competition as Semi-Finalists. In 2018 she was thrilled to become a National YoungArts Competition winner in jazz voice.
In 2016, WSYR anchor, Carrie Lazarus, featured her in an interview on ABC-TV. In both, 2016 and 2017, Carrie also invited her to perform as a main act at the Syracuse Civic Center, featuring the best of "Extraordinary Talent,” which then aired on ABC-TV.
In 2017, Canen performed a solo set, primetime Saturday night, just before headliner Todd Rundgren at the Syracuse Jazz Fest for 15,000 people. She has been invited to tour UK music festivals and to perform the opening act for Grammy-winning artists. Her cover of Kalamazoo is featured in a 2019 UK short film, and her recording of Work Song is included in the British Library Sound Archives.
For performances and recordings, she has joined Anna Coogan, Willie B (Neko Case), Michael Stark (Spoon), Hank Roberts (Bill Frisell), Brian Dozoretz (Queen Latifah), Bill DiCosimo (Spyro Gyra), and Doug Robinson (David Lindley) and Grammy-winning engineer Will Russell.
Canen likes to film and record covers where she arranges, sings, and mixes vocal tracks, and plays various instruments for her YouTube channel, which has over 50 videos and 7 million views. She also enjoys singing at fundraisers for social causes and at regional venues.
RIYL: Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Dodie Clark
The name Canen is inspired by
the Roman goddess of song, “Canens.”