Jazz siren Rana Farhan proclaims on her web site: “Jazz is peace.” Born in Iran, she was pursuing her artistic dreams at Tehran University when religious fanaticism took over the country. Rana moved to New York City in 1989. Ever since, Rana has explored her talents in lacquer paintings, restoring antique furniture, and of course, her music. In her first full-length CD The Blues Are Brewin’, she sets her sights on American standards, mixing jazz with blues and even a bit of funk, making it accessible to Top 40 fans.
The Blues Are Brewin’ was recorded with her partner in music and in life, guitarist Steve Toub, who has opened for acts such as Robin Trower and Squeeze. This collection of standards, including “Stormy Weather” and “Come Rain or Come Shine,” was recorded in their apartment.
Now with the international release of “I Return” (Baz Amadam) Farhan looks forward to sharing with the world the art of these master poets through this outstanding collection of original music.
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