Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is an award winning singer-songwriter based in Oakland, CA. She released her album Love, Myself to a sold out crowd at Yoshi's Jazz Club. She has continued to sell out shows, most recently a four show residency at SFJAZZ. Her 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. She is currently in the studio working on her next album.
The Berklee College of Music alum studied with Grammy award winning vocal arranger Donna McElroy and drummer/arranger Kenwood Dennard. She was invited to sing with Pete Escovedo for his most recent CD release. Other notable performances include the Fillmore Jazz Festival, Minton's Playhouse, Black Cat, Concord Pavillion, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Winter Jazz Festival, Great American Music Hall, Sweetwater Music Hall, The Mint LA, the Whisky A Go-Go, among others.
"Brilliant blue-eyed soul."
- Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal
She has opened for or shared the stage with Pete Escovedo, Trombone Shorty, Sharon Jones, Hall & Oates, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Morgan James, Lenny Williams (Tower of Power), Freddie Hughes, Delta Rae, J. Cole, among others. Her music has been featured on KCSM, KPFA, KPOO, and Time Warner Cable Manhattan. Her song “Separate Lives (Remix)” was recently released on The Hurst Selection Vol. 3 released (Atlanta Records/Rope-A-Dope Records) which can be found on her EP "Wonder" produced by Michael Aaberg.