PALESTINIANS YOU NEED TO KNOW: LENA SEIKALY

Lena Seikaly is a Palestinian-American jazz vocalist from the Washington, D.C. area. She has headlined at jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals all over the U.S. and throughout Europe and Asia, and was a semifinalist in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition. She has released four albums, one being a tribute to two of her biggest influences, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. This year, Seikaly plans to focus her efforts on education and cultivating the next generation of jazz singers.

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