Hannah Baiardi & Friends – Live Here Now
Location: Buhr Park (Ann Arbor)
Michigan-born jazz pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Hannah Baiardi is committed to “moving jazz forward.” Hannah’s sound is original and contemporary, drawing upon soul/jazz/pop influences in addition to more traditional jazz artists. Learning by ear, she started playing piano and writing her first songs when she was three. Hannah prefers to blur the lines between genres, marrying the sensibility of jazz with the soul of R&B and the acoustic depth of film music. She has made it her mission to break barriers between genres and debunk musical stereotypes. She believes artists should honor their authentic sound regardless of genre. Strongly influenced by Sade, Michael Franks, George Winston, Seal, Babyface, Teena Marie, Michel Legrand, Diana Krall and Kandace Springs, Hannah positions herself firmly in the Contemporary Jazz space with her soulful and evocative approach. Hannah’s music evokes deep feelings and contemplation. Her lyrics radiate empowering messages of hope and her music is listenable and relatable. After the 2018 release of her first EP The Quietest Place, she released two subsequent singles, “Who Can Relate” and “Distant Land.” Hannah just released a full-length EP Straight from the Soul, featuring originals and arrangements of film music.
Artist website: https://www.hannahbaiardi.com/