ILana Martin in LA Times

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ILana Martin for Parade Magazine

LALANA, born ILana Martin in Los Angeles, CA, began singing professionally at 8 years old. After attending Boston's Berklee College of Music, Lalana toured internationally, singing supporting vocals for Barry White, Patti LaBelle, D'Angelo, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Norman Brown, Rafael Martos and many others. Performing and writing songs in English and Spanish for both stage and film, Lalana briefly signed with Polygram Records before venturing out into a solo jazz career. The singer/songwriter's unique vocal style has been linked to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Brian McKnight and Alicia Keys.