You’re invited to a great night of music at the Lennox and Addington County Museum & Archives in Napanee on Thursday, May 31st at 7pm.

The evening’s entertainment features talented jazz pianist Hannah Barstow. Originally from Napanee, Hannah is making a name for herself in Toronto's jazz music scene. It's sure to be a fantastic homecoming at the museum you won't want to miss.

This event is also the official opening event of a new display at the Museum & Archives. Those in attendance are invited to enjoy three new exhibits that explore life after the Great War. The stories you read and the images you see will leave a smile on your face as you imagine what life was like in the riotous decade that was the 1920s. 

'Live at the Museum' is proudly presented by the Lennox & Addington County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. Admission is only $3 person and tickets are available at the door. Find out more by visiting www.CountyMuseum.ca or call 613-354-3027.

 

About Hannah Barstow

Hannah Barstow (b. 1994) is an up-and-coming performer and composer in the Toronto music scene. Originally from Napanee, Ontario, she began studying piano at the age of four, and started singing and playing professionally at the age of twelve. In June of 2012, Hannah received an ARCT in piano performance with first class honours. In August of that year, she won first place in the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations Music Writing Competition, for her piano suite entitled A Day. Hannah is a 2016 graduate of the University of Toronto, where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance on piano with honours.

While at U of T, Hannah received a number of awards, including the Albert and Wilhelmine Francis Renewable Scholarship in Music (2012-2016), the U of T Jazz Arranging Prize (2015), and the Oscar Peterson Grant for Jazz Performance as part of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artists Grant program (2015). Hannah has studied with some of Toronto’s leading musicians, including U of T faculty Mike Murley, Christine Duncan, Terry Promane and Chris Donnelly. Before university, she studied with Mark Eisenman and Kingston-based composer Martha Hill Duncan. After graduating, Hannah served as a sessional lecturer in the U of T Jazz Studies program (2016-2017).

Hannah is involved in a number of groups of varying styles, including her jazz trio, which has regularly performed at the Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar since June of 2015, and they were featured as the student performers at the Ken Page Memorial Trust Fundraising Gala in October of 2015. She has also led groups at the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival for the past ten years, including the summer of 2016 when she was featured as the Rising Young Star. In the spring of 2017, Hannah was a featured vocalist and pianist with the Kingston Symphony and Greg Runions Big Band, in the concert “Best of the Big Bands.” Her compositions and arrangements have been performed regularly by the U of T Vocal Jazz Ensemble for the past four years.

Hannah is a piano and voice teacher at Annex Academy of Music. She recently released her debut jazz EP, “Hannah Barstow Trio,” which was recorded by the Suba Institute, as well as her Christmas jazz EP, “Christmas for Two,” with Toronto vocalist Kalya Ramu.