Alternatif- Soul/Jazz , Neuchâtel
– Winner of Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2019, Afra Kane is an italian pianist, singer-songwriter & composer, who boasts a great variety of musical...Read Biography
Winner of Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2019, Afra Kane is an italian pianist, singer-songwriter & composer, who boasts a great variety of musical and cultural backgrounds, resulting in different influences from Classical, Jazz, Motown and Afro-gospel music. Her music is a beautiful blend of Jazz nuances, inscribed into classical influences, balanced by a soulful and powerful voice.
She has just recently released her new singles "Building" and “Start Again” which were very well received by radio in Switzerland and across Europe on BBC Introducing and Jazz Fm. Moreover her single “Mouth Shut”, was selected as BBC introducing record of the week. Her first EP “Scorpio”, released in January 2019 and self-produced in collaboration with Christophe Farine, received a very good media reception on Couleur3, Paradiso, Espace 2, Grrif.
Afra Kane has been invited to play as a guest-opening act at Jack Savoretti’s Italian tour. She has performed at renown venues such Festival de Jazz de St. Moritz, Festi’neuch and Montreux Jazz Festival, Rockwood Music Hall in NYC. She’s recently taken part in the Montreux Jazz Academy under the mentorship of John Mclaughin, China Moses, Anne Paceo and the musical direction of Snarky Puppy.