Lena Seikaly is a fresh voice on the national jazz scene from Washington, D.C. Dubbed as “one of the local jazz scene’s most promising performers” and “brightest voices in jazz” (The Washington Post), as well as a “major league young talent in jazz” by Duke Ellington’s biographer, John Edward Hasse, Lena is already making her mark as both a revivalist of traditional jazz vocals, as well as an innovator in contemporary vocal jazz styles. Though classically trained in opera, Lena draws inspiration from all genres on her sophomore self-produced album, "Lovely Changes," nodding to such legendary composers as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and Antônio Carlos Jobim, yet paying equal tribute to Aimee Mann, Elliott Smith and the Beach Boys (and not to mention, there are a few original compositions in there, too!).
Check out Lena's website for future releases and regional shows: http://www.lenaseikaly.com
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