Mikaela is a soulful 23-year old singer-songwriter and pianist originally from Seattle, Washington. She draws audiences in to her performances with her commanding voice, engaging personality and imaginative song interpretations combining pop, jazz and folk.
A creative spirit, Mikaela penned short poems and stories throughout her youth. When she began songwriting, she dug into these influences and developed her own mature sound, mixing the rhythmic characteristics of Jason Mraz with the effortless pop vocals of Sara Bareilles, and provocative jazz sensibilities.
Her newly released EP, Fall With You, features four original songs which form a tiny love story. They have received awards in numerous national competitions – most recently she was named a Finalist in the 2013 Telluride Troubadour Competition. Also:
A gifted singer, Mikaela has sung with major artists like pop/rock sensation Ben Folds on his symphony tour. While playing at a piano bar last summer, Mikaela met R&B superstar Trey Songz and sang a spontaneous duet with him (video has over 140,000 hits on YouTube). She performs with a confident voice, full of warmth, soaring highs and startling clarity.
A recent graduate of the acclaimed Jazz Studies program at the University of North Texas in Dallas, she has performed in venues all over the USfrom the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to the Prophet Bar in Dallas. Most recently, Mikaelas voice has been featured in an animated film created in London.
Visit her website: http://www.mikaelakahn.com