Beneath Available Now!

Beneath is an exciting new release from Hannah Barstow, a Toronto-based pianist and vocalist with a distinct artistic voice, both as a composer and a performer. Featuring saxophonist Mike Murley, bassist Reknee Irene Harrett and drummer Keith Barstow, the album contains haunting performances of Hannah’s original songs and arrangements. The motivic melodies, intricate harmonies and intimate lyrics are reminiscent of Jobim compositions, among other jazz standards, but with a modern perspective. Hannah’s unique technique of intertwining the piano and her voice, both in her melodies and during improvisation, is a fresh sound that adds depth to the performances.

Beneath is available for streaming on Apple MusicSpotify and more, and for purchase at hannahbarstow.com/music, Bandcamp, and more.

Review of Beneath by David Reed in the Kingston Whig Standard and the Belleville Intelligencer. Click the photo to read the full article.

Review of Beneath by David Reed in the Kingston Whig Standard and the Belleville Intelligencer. Click the photo to read the full article.

Christmas for Two at the Rex

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The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, 194 Queen St W, Toronto

Kalya Ramu and Hannah Barstow are happy to be performing all of the music from their two holiday duet albums LIVE at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar! This fantastic band will be swingin' some holiday jazz and standards on the first and third Fridays of December. Join us for evening shows, 5:30-7:30pm! Cover at the door • Featuring: Julien Bradley-Combs on guitar, Racha Moukalled on vibes, Connor Walsh on bass (Dec 3) and Matt Coldwell on bass (Dec 17)