Keren Ann (born Keren Ann Zeidel in Caesarea, Israel, on March 10, 1974) is a recording artist/singer/songwriter/producer based largely in Paris, New York and Israel. She plays guitar, piano and clarinet. She is descended from Russian Jews on her father’s side and is Javanese and Dutch on her mother’s. She lived in Israel and in the Netherlands until the age of 11, when her family moved to France. She retains her Dutch and Israeli citizenship.

Keren Ann’s fifth solo album, the eponymous Keren Ann if a jewel. I love the sound of the instruments, the atmosphere she creates. Her attention to detail and sound results in a perfect album. I instantly purchased the album.