is a singer and song-writer. Born in Manhattan, she grew up in Sweden. She is currently based in New York City. The music she writes draws from American Folk and Blues and incorporates elements of Scandinavian folk melody.
Yana’s interest in music was cultivated early by her father, Blues artist Eric Bibb, through whom she learned what it means to be a musician. She did her formal training in Jazz Vocal Performance at the City College of New york.
With her band she performs her original music along with selections from the American Songbook and the occasional Swedish lullaby.
She has performed with her own band at the Bitter End, Something Jazz Club and the Living Room in New York City. She has also toured as a member Eric Bibb’s ensemble, performing at the Edmonton and Calgary Folk Festivals, the Stanley Theatre in Vancouver and Cadogan Hall in London. She has also sung at the Blue Note in Greenwich Village.
In 2007 she released a three-track EP entitled “Heartzone”. Her new album, “Not a Minute Too Late” is due for release at the end of February 2014 by Dixiefrog Records.