Lanah Koelle has been performing in the Washington metro area since 2013. She performs regularly at Mr. Henry’s on Capitol Hill and has also appeared at the Black Fox Lounge, Bump ‘n Grind, Filicori Zecchini, Georgetown Ritz Carlton (Living Room Live Series), El Golfo, Jojo’s, My Dead Aunt’s Books, and Normandie Farm. In 2018, she released her debut album, Straight Up Sassafras, which showcases her subtle improvising and swinging sensibilities.
Born in Baltimore, she performed with Open Space Arts in Reisterstown, MD for more than a decade, and studied voice and theater at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson, MD.
Through collaborations with the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC, she has developed programs to relate Ancient Greek song culture to the Great American Songbook and other popular music. She has performed at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, and at an installation of Donovan’s Sapphographs. In September 2017, she performed “Nereids in Story and Song”, a spoken word and musical presentation about sea nymphs in Greek mythology.
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