Boston- and Ithaca-based singer-songwriter, Canen (pronounced ‘cannon”), performs jazz standards, indie folk, and alt RnB with distinctive warm tones and a sultry sound. Since recording her first EPs at age twelve,16 of her recordings have aired on 18 radio stations worldwide, including on WFMU (metro NYC), PRI, Blues & Roots Radio and TSF Jazz, Gad Elmaleh's show, Gad Partage (Paris).
Reviewed and featured in over fifteen national and international magazines and blogs, she has been invited to tour UK music festivals and 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 was contacted by The Voice :) Four of her covers, and an original song of hers, have been chosen by the International Unsigned Only Competition as Semi-Finalists, and in 2018, she received 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 The Reem Show (Australia), 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.
RIYL: Norah Jones, Diana Krall
The name Canen is inspired by the Roman goddess of song, "Canens".