Performance year(s) for this profile: 2016
Pianist and singer Hanna PK has been making a splash in and around Rochester NY! She’s never attended a music school, but her classroom has been multiple juke joints. There, she’s been studying and playing with some of the best blues musicians in town including the John Cole Blues Band, Joe Beard, Big Mike and the Motivators and Genesee Johnny to name a few. The way she locks down the groove, from her hands on the keys to her tapping toe, instantly moves you. And her sweet and soulful voice weaves in and out of all kinds of emotions making you smile and laugh — even breaking your heart at times.
She formed Hanna and the Blue Hearts in the summer of 2015. Hanna and the Blue Hearts use the blues as one of the main ingredients, but their sound is also unique and refreshing. They spark regardless of whether they’re playing Hanna’s original songs or their deep repertoire of cover songs. Hanna and the Blue Hearts blend everything they love —from blues, jazz, R&B, to soul — almost making their own genre with no gimmicks, but with an honesty and passion, simply by playing their instruments along with Hanna’s lilting voice
Location: 585 Magazine Avery Mall Stage, Rochester Woman Magazine’s Porch at 27 Atkinson Street
Time: Saturday, 1:00 pm – 2:40 pm Sunday, 3:10 pm – 4:50 pm