"Brilliant blue-eyed soul. With this extraordinarily listenable album, Kane shoots straight to the heart."
- Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is a vocalist based in Oakland, CA whose vintage-tinged soul sound flows through the heartfelt compositions, telling stories of love, loss, and self-discovery while they seamlessly blend R&B, funk, pop, and jazz. Her music is influenced by the jazz and soul legends in her record collection and encompasses a myriad of genres and emotions reaching audiences local and abroad. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Lilan studied with Grammy award winning vocal arranger Donna McElroy and drummer/arranger Kenwood Dennard. She has a full length album Love, Myself and her EP Wonder produced by Michael Aaberg (Lalah Hathaway, Goapele) as well as a brand new EP Shadows, a collaborative release with Cosa Nostra Strings of the Jazz Mafia family.
Backed by her dynamic band, she has sold out notable jazz venues Yoshi's Jazz Club and SFJAZZ. Last fall, she completed an East Coast tour including the notable venues Minton's Playhouse in NYC, Wally's Jazz Cafe in Boston, and Chris' Jazz Cafe in Philadelphia. She also joined the legendary Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra earlier this year, and has opened for Hall & Oates, Lenny Williams, Freddie Hughes, The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Sharon Jones, Trombone Shorty, and Morgan James.
Other performances include Black Cat SF, Concord Pavillion, The Mint LA, New Orleans French Quarter Festival, Whisky A Go-Go (LA), Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, the Great American Music Hall, among others.