Miss Nana was born in Seoul, Korea and is a song stylist with extensive experience in the music industry. She has a Korean Folk Music background with her beginning roots in the guitar at a young age. Nana has been singing and composing music for the past fifteen years. In Korea, she was the winner of the prestigious radio contest Best New Singer with the Song Bird's Dream. She wrote the lyrics and performed on the nation wide SBS-TV drama Hae Bing. In 1997 Nana decided to move to the United States and study jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee she studied with such jazz greats such as vocalists Kevin Mahogany, Sheryl Bentine (of Manhattan Transfer fame), the inspiring vocalist Lisa Thorson and Mark Murphy (upon her arrival to New York). After her graduation, she moved to New York and has performed at various venues in the city with such great musicians as Joris Teepe, Toru Dodo, Ron Affif, Ron Jackson and Doug Richardson, to name a few. Her musical influences are Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis, Shirley Horn and Betty Carter.
April 01, 2015
Ximena Sariñana Announces New Album, U.S. Tour With Juanes
October 24, 2011
Amir Elsaffar - Inana (Pi Recordings, 2011)
September 08, 2009
Tiny Tim's Richard Barone-Produced Album, 'I've Never Seen a Straight...
July 24, 2009
Valerie Capers at Banana Puddin Jazz
May 13, 2009
Banana Republic Comp Includes Exclusive Tracks from Esperanza Spalding,...
February 26, 2009
Banana Republic Celebrates the Diverse Rhythms of City Life with New...
February 24, 2009
Celebrating Womens Month Nuyorican Cafe & Rome Neals Banana Pudding...
June 11, 2008
Mexican Singer Ximena Sarinana to Release Debut Stateside Album
June 20, 2006
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Jam and Open Mic July 25
June 15, 2006
Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Jam and Open Mic
January 30, 2006
Jazz Greats Jay Thomas & Phil Dwyer Appear in Victoria/Nanaimo February...
January 19, 2006
It's Bananas to release Shakeyface "Bicycle Day Boogaloo" 2/21/06
December 09, 2005
Rome Neal's "Banana Puddin" & Bob Cunningham's Birthday @ Nuyorican...
October 10, 2005
Melt Banana Adelphi Club Nov. 19
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