Lana Crowster is a singer, song-writer, producer, band leader and music educator based in Cape Town. She started singing at the age of 2 and began her career in performance at the tender age of 6. A couple of decades later, and armed with a BMus and Diploma in Jazz Performance from UCT, Lana is one of Cape Town’s most sought-after performers. She sings all styles – she featured in the first season of The Voice, has performed on major festival stages, collaborates widely, and provided ethereal vocal landscapes for the award-winning feature film documentary Sidney & Friends. Her 2014 EP of original material – Seasons – saw her mixing her love of Jazz, Neo-Soul, R&B, House and Hip-Hop to create a sound that is as diverse and original as her personality. Lana founded South Africa’s first professional all-woman big band, the Lady Day Big Band, which was created with the aim of social upliftment through music and the normalisation of the view of women as musicians, and she is an advocate for music education and the empowerment of young artists.
Versatile, vivacious vocalist who is lyrically rich and sonically compelling