Afra Kane

Afra Kane


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Winner of Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2019, Afra Kane is a pianist, singer and song-writer, boasting 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- expresses melancholy, faith and depth. Her first EP "Scorpio", released in January 2019 and self-produced in collaboration with Christophe Farine, received a good media exposition on the Swiss radios. She was hand picked by Jack Savoretti, as a guest-opening act for his italian leg of the tour. In Switzerland, she has performed in venues such as the Bee-flat, in Bern, Festi’neuch and the Montreux Jazz Talent Award 2019, of which she is the winner for Best Solo award. She also went on her first overseas tour in the United States last autumn. As a child, she was encouraged by her mother to take piano lessons in order to accompany the worship service at her church. She followed into an education in classical piano in various Conservatoires around Europe, finally obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance at HEM in Geneva, Switzerland. During this time, she attended numerous masterclasses with renowned pianists and took part in collaborations with ensembles and orchestras as a soloist, performing piano concertos by W.A. Mozart, C. Saint-Saëns and G.Gershwin.