Pop, rock & jazz
Afra Kane - Live 2024
Sunday, 07/04/2024 / 08:00 PM / Jazzhaus Freiburg
Afra Kane, born in Vicenza, Italy, is of Nigerian descent and began playing the piano to accompany church services. Her talent, recognized early on, led her to study classical piano at prestigious conservatories such as the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales, and the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. To satisfy her wide-ranging musical interests, Afra soon tried her hand as a singer/songwriter, blending her classical training with elements of jazz, soul, R&B, future funk and more to create a nuanced, cinematic sound. In 2019, she was awarded the Montreux Jazz Talent Award, whose jury included Stanley Clarke, Chilly Gonzales, Carl Craig and Chucho Valdés.
A series of singles ensured further recognition and reach, with "Mouth Open" being voted the prestigious "Record of the Week" by BBC Music Introducing. The debut EP 'Scorpio' in 2019 was followed by an international tour, ranging from headlining shows in New York City and Europe to a sold-out performance at Café Carlyle in Hong Kong. 2022 saw the release of Kane's debut album 'Hypersensitive', rich with expansive production, soulful sensibility and Kane's truly unique lyrical perspective.
With her Warner Music debut album Could We Be Whole due out in Spring 2024, Afra Kane is now ready for another milestone in her musical journey.
"A deep and silky voice flowing on jazzy rhythms, soothing the audience's heart and mind like a hot drink would on a rainy day." (Arc Info, Neuchâtel)