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Hannah Burgé and the Ellis Island Trio
October 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$21
Hannah Burgé is Toronto artist and scholar. Hannah has performed with many international artists including Hendrik Meurkens, Hilario Duran, Njacko Backo and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale. Hannah was one of Jazz FM 91.1’s featured livestream artists, upon the pandemic reopening of the station to live music. Her debut album, Green River Sessions (2014), charted on US College Radio, and received sustained worldwide airplay on more than three hundred stations. She has toured internationally and her music is regularly featured on CBC Jazz Night in Canada and on Jazz FM 91.1.
She is a faculty member at Humber College in Toronto, where she teaches music history, ethnomusicology, and performance practice. Hannah is a distinguished scholar, served as a Research Fellow at Queen’s University for the Toronto’s City Diplomacy: Arts, Heritage, and Culture project, and is a Cultural Studies Ph.D. Candidate at Queen’s University. Her compositions have garnered international attention, both for her debut album, Green River Sessions, and also for the Canadian independent film release, The Devil’s Tail. Hannah is co-composer with Paco Luviano for the work, “Espera, Esperanto,” (arr. Hilario Duran), featuring Dorjee Tsering (late) on the 2018 release Kuné: Canada’s Global Orchestra (Universal Canada). In January 2020, Kuné and “Espera, Esperanto” had their Canadian symphonic debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
Hannah will be performing with the Ellis Island Trio which is Howard Rees on piano, Paco Luviano on bass and Harry Ellis on drums.