Boston- and Ithaca-based singer-songwriter, Canen (pronounced ‘cannon”), performs jazz standards, vintage classics and indie pop. At the encouragement of her mentor, Anna Coogan, she recorded her first two digital EPs, Think Twice and A Matter of Time, at age twelve. Since then, 16 of her recordings have aired on 18 radio stations over 60 times throughout Europe, the UK, Australia, Asia, Africa, Canada, South America and the US, including on WFMU (metro NYC), PRI, Blues & Roots Radio and Gad Partage, hosted by Gad Elmaleh.
With over 60 videos and 10 million views on her YouTube channel, her work has been reviewed and featured in over a dozen national and international venues. Four of her covers, as well as an original song of hers, were chosen by the International Unsigned Only Competition as Semi-Finalists, and in 2018, she was honored to receive a National YoungArts award in jazz voice.
After performing at the Syracuse Civic Center, hosted by WSYR anchor,
Carrie Lazarus, and airing on ABC-TV, she was then invited to perform a
solo set, primetime Saturday night, just before headliner Todd Rundgren at the Syracuse Jazz Fest, for 15,000 people. She has since been invited to tour UK music festivals and perform the opening act for Grammy-winning artists. 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), Doug Robinson (David Lindley) and Grammy-winning engineer Will Russell.
This year, as she continues to record her favorite covers, she plans to release her debut EP of original songs.
RIYL: Norah Jones, Diana Krall