Chantae Cann is a charismatic, positive influence with a voice that transcends through time. With the release of her debut album "Journey to Golden" in March 2016 at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Charts and #7 on the Jazz Billboard Charts, Chantae’s solo career has started off on a promising note.
Influences like Bobby McFerrin, Haitus Kaiyote, Chaka Khan and countless others help shape the sounds that you hear throughout her music. Chantae’s music blends the exploratory sounds of Jazz with the feel good vibes of Soul, which makes for a mixture that is quite enticing. It is her heart’s desire to simply inspire, uplift and encourage the lives of others through music.
Songs like Free Your Dreams has become a modern day mantra reminding the world to never give up on their dreams, even when times are seemingly questionable. Beauty Speaks reflects the essence of beauty through nature and learning to enjoy the simplicity around us.
Chantae is not a novice to the industry. She has been blessed to travel the world as a background vocalist (10+ years) with P.J. Morton, Gramps Morgan, and most notably India Arie. She’s had the tremendous honor of collaborating with artists/bands such as, Snarky Puppy, Jonathan McReynolds and The Foreign Exchange.
Chantae has recently teamed up with a DJ crew (WERC Crew) out of Atlanta to release a RE-WERC (remix) of her album “Journey To Golden”. Producers from WERC Crew (Atlanta), Anthem (Miami), DJIN (of In Good Company, NY), The Westwindz (Georgia) and Trap House Jazz artist Masego, fused Chantae’s contemporary Jazz vocals alongside a progressive electronic backdrop. “Journey to Golden RE-WERC” is set to release August 11, 2017.
Chantae is also currently working on her sophomore studio album set to release fall of 2017.
Photographer: Meg Lee