When I was a kid, songs on the radio helped me through the most troubling, confusing periods of a roller-coaster childhood. Songs answered questions about life that no adult had time to answer. At first, learning to sing was more an egotistical quest to 'be better than' my circumstances. But now, I understand that singing songs is a 'calling' that helps people deal with issues in their own lives, whether they search for solace, escape, or answers to their troubles. Performing is not about me. It's about channeling healing to the people while having a l'il fun too! #dyankane
Here is Dyan's bio:
Whether it's LA, Canada, England, or NYC at the United Nations or Birdland, this 5'9" blue-eyed willow has turned a few heads and ears.
Vocalist/recording artist DYAN KANE's love affair with Jazz began in the busy streets, parks and subways of NYC, where she sang with friends for tips. While bouncing between classes and gigs in Film,TV, Theatre, and dance clubs (where she performed one-off house music records with International Bad Boyz), she spent years serving drinks at Bleecker Street's legendary BLUE NOTE azz club, gaining true knowledge from greats like Oscar Peterson, Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones, Ron Carter, 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, who taught her stage presence, discipline, style and delivering the lyric like 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 known for today.
She's been blessed to share the stage and studio with talented musicians like drummers Winard Harper, Clayton Cameron, Rayford Griffin, Clarence Johnston, Steve Williams, Colin McDaniel and grammy winner Lyndon Rochelle, pianists Robert Turner, Mahesh Balasooriya, Jeff Goldblum, Theo Saunders, Rick Olson & Bradley Young, bassists/grammy winners Ryan Cross & Kevin O'Neal as well as Peter Marshall, John B. Williams, and Dmitry Gorodetsky, and the late, great Saxophonist and friend, John Stubblefield, as well as Rickey Woodard, Cal Bennett and Louis Van Taylor. Currently she sprinkles in a few originals with songs by Monk, Miles, Mercer, Montgomery, the Beatles and others. Dyan infuses the music with a lil touch of pop, r&b, funk and house - pushing the envelope, challenging herself, bringing her fans a new way of hearing old songs.
Find Dyan's music at ITunes, Amazon, CDbaby.com, or stream at Spotify.
(Written by Robert Alexander)