Iranian artist Rana Farhan sings in a cool bluesy style that transcends time and erases all borders, wowing listeners worldwide. With each new release Rana redefines a genre that seems to be hers alone.
Born in Iran, Rana grew up listening to any albums she could get her hands on, fostering a love for American blues artists like Odetta and Leadbelly; while rockin’ to Jimmy Hendrix and Janis Joplin.
Rana left Iran after graduating from Tehran University and she soon found herself in New York City, exploring her talents in lacquer paintings and soaking in the sounds and music of Manhattan, including the rich cultural district of Harlem where she discovered her love of jazz.
It was in New York that Rana first teamed with guitarist/ producer Steven Toub for her first full-length CD “The Blues Are Brewin’”, a collection of American jazz and blues standards.
Rana has performed to sold out audiences worldwide including:
Yoshi’s Jazz club in Oakland, CA ; The Toronto Opera House in Toronto, Canada ; The Auditorium Cite De La Musique in Strasbourg, France ; and The World Trade Center Auditorium in Dubai, UAE
Rana has also headlined The Tirgan Festival in Toronto and performed at the landmark El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.