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Lilan Kane (pronounced LEE - lawn) is a soul and jazz vocalist based in Oakland, CA.  A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she 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 an EP Shadows, a collaborative release with Cosa Nostra Strings. Her new single "TKMO" pays homage to the challenges of quarantine as well as one of her favorite artists Roy Ayers, available on all digital platforms March 12, 2021.


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 has sung with Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, and 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. 

"Brilliant blue-eyed soul. With this extraordinarily listenable album, Kane shoots straight to the heart."

            - Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal


"by fire"

a hiatus kaiyote cover

feat. cosa nostra strings


"A polished project that captures her love of sultry 1960's soul."

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