Yana also sang with Frank Rosolino, Joe Farrell, Moacir Santos, Hugo Fattoruso, and Dave Frishberg. As a lyricist, she wrote for Mal Waldron, Thad Jones, João Donato, Joe Sample, and many others.
Her self-titled debut album for RCA, produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro, was initially recorded in LA with Dave Frishberg, and completed in Rio with João Donato, Azymuth's bassist Alex Malheiros and Pascoal Meirelles. Other albums followed, featuring Herbie Hancock, Lew Soloff, Alphonso Johnson, George Young (2), Hugo Fattoruso, Dave Matthews (3), Claudio Roditi, Airto Moreira and Heraldo Do Monte.
In 1984, she took part of the Olympic Games Jazz Festival in Los Angeles with Moacir Santos, Milcho Leviev and Charlie Haden, performing at the jazz club Comeback Inn, owned by jazz impresario Will Rabee. She relocated to Paris in the 90s.