Applied Piano and Jazz Keyboard Skills
Hannah Barstow (b. 1994) is a pianist, vocalist and composer in the Toronto jazz scene. As a performer, she is firmly rooted in the tradition of jazz, and is strongly influenced by the classic trios and quartets of Shirley Horn, Ahmad Jamal and Blossom Dearie. As a composer, her jazz, classical, pop, and Latin music influences come through.
Hannah is a regular performer at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, usually as a leader of her trio. She has performed with a number of renowned artists including Emilie Claire Barlow, Kris Davis, Mike Murley, Steve Wallace, Pat Collins, the Brian Barlow Big Band, the Greg Runions Big Band with the Kingston Symphony, and was featured as a guest arranger and performer with the Kingston women's choir She Sings. In November of 2018 she performed on a short tour in Santiago and Viña del Mar, Chile, with Mike Murley.
Hannah has an ARCT in piano performance (Royal Conservatory of Music), a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance on piano from the University of Toronto (U of T) and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance on piano from U of T. Hannah’s recordings include EPs Hannah Barstow Trio (2017), Christmas for Two (2017), Snow (2020), and the album Beneath (2021). Her next release is set for October 2022; it is a collaboration with Mike Murley and Jim Vivian entitled In a Summer Dream.