Michigan-based pianist and singer/songwriter Hannah Baiardi pushes the boundaries of jazz into the smooth, hypnotic terrain of sophisti-pop. The richness of jazz harmony and the throwback disco of the ‘70s and ‘80s is present in Baiardi’s music, a vibrant blend of jazz, soul, R&B, pop, and world music influences. Influenced by Sade, Teena Marie, and George Michael, she strongly believes in the intersection of music with sound-healing and spiritual practices. Her album Straight from the Soul charted at #34 in the Top Jazz Recordings of 2021 – NACC and was named the #11 Top Jazz Album of the Year in 2021 – RMR. She is set to release her next full-length album, titled Magic, later this spring. It features the singles “Reason” and “Lot Lot (featuring GVO’s Joey Hewie).” She brings her smooth sophisti-pop sound to A2SF this summer.