Hochstein at High Falls: Hanna PK Duo

Hochstein at High Falls: Hanna PK Duo

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Hanna PK 

Enjoy blues to boogie-woogie, jazz to swing with Hanna PK!

The Hochstein at High Falls lunchtime summer concert series returns to the city’s High Falls District with the sounds of local music on four Thursdays this summer, running August 5 to 26. Hanna PK Duo kicks off the series on Thursday, August 5 at 12:10 p.m. at the Granite Mills Park near the Pont de Rennes Bridge. For this concert, she will be joined by drummer Tony Hiler.

Hosted by WXXI Classical’s Mona Seghatoleslami, Hochstein at High Falls concerts are presented by High Falls Business Association, The Hochstein School, and WXXI. Each performance will run approximately 40 minutes. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their own seating and lunch. Please note: we will be monitoring requirements for public events and will be following New York State guidelines. 

Hanna PK channels a wide variety of the blues, from pre-war styles to ‘50s and ‘60s Chicago blues to boogie-woogie, as well as influences from jazz and swing. People often use the expression ‘tickling the ivories,’ but if you see the way Hanna plays, it’s anything but tickling. Her solid left hand reflects on those traditional blues masters’ rocking and shuffling bass patterns, while her right-hand grooves along, dancing all over those 88s, and also adding her sultry voice. In June 2018, Hanna and guitarist Aleks Disljenkovic won first place at Memphis Bound and represented Western New York at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn., in January 2019.