Kana Takahara (Vocal)


Kana Takahara was born in Tokyo, and raised in Osaka as the third generation of Korean residents in Japan. Kana started her musical studies on electric piano at the age of four.

She entered Osaka college of music majoring in vocal music. She was interested in the songs of Donaudy and Tosti, operas of Mozart and Japanese songs eagerly in particular. After graduation she concerned in the pleasure and freeness of the jazz, while working as a waitress in a jazz club

She began professional activity with what got a prize by the audition of Royal Horse the jazz club as a start. She forms Takahara Kana Quartet afterwards. She released her first album 'FOUR' in 2010.

In 2012 Takahara Kana Quartet was associate grand prix receiving a prize by band competition of Kanazawa jazz street. In the same year she released her 2nd album KANAKARU Live (LIVE). She got a high evaluation saying that she overturned the image of the conventional jazz in Japan.