bio

“With roots in Buenos Aires and a home base in Brooklyn, Juana Luna is a driven, passionate, and charismatic songwriter who knows a thing or two about crafting powerful lyrics and amazing melodies, as well as interpreting classic South American styles.
(…) Luna’s sound is very direct and energetic, yet intimate and emotional”
The Journal of Roots Music NO DEPRESSION Magazine



“Today when so many artists are producing homogeneous music, it is refreshing to hear something like Luna, a performer who embraces her traditional roots. She boasts an innovative and unique cultural flair, blurring the lines between genres.”

THE JAZZ CORNER

Juana Luna's sound style paints worldly soundscapes, from the Argentinean folk, to the Bossa Nova, to the Cuban bolero, to the Uruguayan candombe to the South American canción and everything in between and around. 



Her most recent album “Ocean Avenue”  features nine of her original songs, in collaboration with her long time band:

Federico Díaz (guitar and arrangements), Benjamín Furman (piano and vocals), Rob Taylor (bass) and Andrés Fonseca (drums and percussion) plus some special guests.

Juana's single “Los Verdes”, won the Award for best Latin song at the 17th edition IMAs Awards in NY. Her single  “Vou” and her first EP, were also nominated for the same awards.


In addition to being a musical freelancer, Juana is currently a songwriter and teaching artist for the Lullaby Project and Big Note Little Note, both at Carnegie Hall NYC.

She has been commissioned songs and compositions for Berklee Press, Carnegie Hall's BNLN, Bilingual Birdies, and HandsOn Music amongst others. 


Juana graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2013 (she holds a B.A  in Contemporary Writing and Production). That same year she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she still lives,  surrounded by a community of friends and musicians that she loves and makes music with.

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Photo Credit: Mercedes Gorostiaga