Whether in LA, Canada, England, Boston or NYC at the United Nations or Birdland, this 5'9" blue-eyed willow has turned a few heads and ears during her decades of performing experience.

A multi-faceted performer, songwriter, producer, vocalist & recording artist, DYAN KANE's love affair with Jazz began in the busy streets, parks and subways of NYC, where she busked with friends for tips.  While bouncing between classes and starring roles in Film, TV, Theatre, and dance clubs (where she performed ‘one-off ’club records for the International Bad Boyz label), she made ends meet by serving drinks at Bleecker Street's legendary BLUE NOTE Jazz club, keeping company with iconic Jazz Giants like Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Betty Carter, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McCrae, Morgana King, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, Jon Hendrix, Dizzie Gillespie, Stanley Turrentine, Ray Brown, Freddie Hubbard, Cab Calloway, Tito Puente, & Ahmad Jamal.  From them she learned stage presence, the discipline of jazz, style and delivery - making the song lyric a personal story. 

4 a.m. late night BLUE NOTE jam sessions with trumpeter Ted Curson helped hone the percussive scat chops, impeccable phrasing and the earthy, textured vocal style she is noted for today. 

Covid derailed her first Japan tour hosted by her label, Interplay Records.  But she continues to record and perform with top-notch greats on both coasts: drummers Donald Barrett, Winard Harper, Clayton Cameron, Rayford Griffin, and grammy winner Lyndon Rochelle, pianists Robert Turner, Mahesh Balasooriya, Dominique Xavier Taplin, Jeff Goldblum, Theo Saunders, bassists/grammy winners Ryan Cross & Kevin O'Neal as well as Dmitry Gorodetsky, Peter Marshall, John B. Williams, as well as Rickey Woodard, Cal Bennett and Louis Van Taylor, who she considers a mentor and the late, great Saxophonist and friend, John Stubblefield.  You can hear most of these wonderful artists on her albums, DYATRIBE & SOUL of the WATER, both of which she self produced in Los Angeles.  (New music is on the way - stay tuned!)

Also a songwriter, Dyan recently performed her first LA show of ALL ORIGINALS with gifted pianist Robert Turner at the iconic THE MINT.  Her songs are a hybrid of jazz-rooted pop, R&B, funk and house .

Find Dyan's music at ITunes, Amazon,, Soundcloud or stream at Spotify.

(Written by Robert Alexander)