trumpet & vocal
JAZZY & FUNKY // BOSSA NOVA // CHILL OUT & LOUNGE BEAT
Trumpet & Dj Performance with Cana Cankaya
(Vocal, Trumpet & DJ)
Popular songs from 80s and 90s.
Electronic music meets soft tones & acustic tones
Includes vocal and trompet
Dynamıc and entertaining sounds
Cana Çankaya was born in İstanbul. She first stepped onto the performance scene when she applied to auditions for child choir of Atatürk Cultural Center in 1986. She began her vocal courses after being accepted for the position.
She appeared in numerous plays, musicals and concerts such as Maça Kızı, İstanbul Gülü, Askerin Öyküsü, Othello, Yusuf ile Züleyha, Bir Uzay Masalı, etc. In addition to working in the child choir for seven years, she also worked in the theater of Muhsin Ertuğrul for one year.
Besides, she made voice-overs for numerous commercials. During these voice-overs, she worked with Melih Kibar, Fahir Atakoğlu, Atilla Özdemiroğlu, Arto Tunç Boyacıyan.
In 1991, she successfully passed her exams and was admitted to the department of trumpet and piano in the ‘‘İstanbul University State Conservatory’’. In 1998, she worked with the director Ethem Özgüven for the music of the documentary "People of the Light" about Bergama, which was an award winner in Vienna. In 2001, within Bilgi University, she began playing trumpet in Istanbul Jazz Collective Big Band with who she appeared at six major concerts (Babylon).
Since the age of 16, she has been participating in many events with various bands or her solo projects. She always believed in and pursued her own style. In 2002, she began working with Main Project
as a singer (also trumpet player).
She performed in various festivals and organizations. During 2002 and 2003, she played in the album recordings of “Mor ve Ötesi” and “Maya”.
Until 2005, she continued performing in multiple concerts and events. Within this year, with collaborations of DJ’s from Miami, she composed and sang a single (Wish) that was released by Casa Del Soul Records. In 2006, she recorded trumpet for the song “Surreal Heights” released by the same production company. In 2006, she founded her own band (PlayHouse) and performed (vocals and trumpet) as a band or solo depending on the events.
Last year, she recorded her first maxi-single consisting of two songs – being one of them self-composition. She also attended to professional dance workshops (Hiphop in heels & Burlesque)
given by Nathalie Marrable.
She has still been living as a live performer, recording musician and event manager. Beside her musical career, she has been interested in the art of photography since 1997, being inspired by her Father who was a professional photographer. She has been working on her essay about social relations for about two years. She also has an interest in interior design and decoration.