Cuban born singer, choir conductor, songwriter, and instructor Anael Azán, teaches voice at Encore Academy of the Arts since 2018. She greatly enjoys working with kids and young teenagers. Her love for jazz, R&B, soul, and pop music is reflected in her teaching style. Ms. Azán incorporates into her classes elements of all of these musical genres, while paying careful attention to technique and the voice health of her students.
Ms. Azán discovered her love for music at a very young age, when she started singing and performing in her hometown Santa Clara, Cuba. She earned some awards in local music competitions, and at age 8 was accepted as a student at the “Olga Alonso Arts School,“ where she completed elementary studies in singing and Choir conducting. Afterwards she attended the “Professional School of Arts” focusing on singing technique.
For the last decade Ms. Azán has worked as a soloist singer, a background vocalist, and an arranger & songwriter in Cuba, Mexico, and the US. She has collaborated with musicians and ensembles such as Dayani Lozano, Inti Santana, Frank Delgado, Camerata of Cancún, and Mexican bass player Hiram Gómez. Ms. Azán has performed in festivals such as the “Jazz U Funk,” at the same time that she has taken part in several record productions as a songwriter, musical voice arranger, and backup singer for different recording artists.