Rick Hannah – projects

Ten-String Swing

Rick Hannah plays acoustic jazz guitar

Ten String Swing: Rick Hannah plays acoustic jazz guitar (with Ulli Bartel on violin and the mandolin) in the Ten String Swing project.

Rick joins violinist Ulli Bartel in Duo format, offering a unique sonic blend of two instruments that are rarely heard together, especially without a back-up rhythm section. From the roots of Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti through Stuff Smith and new compositions, the Duo offers a broad musical experience.

A graduate of Berklee School of Music, Ulli Bartel is a Berlin mainstay. He is also part of the Ulli Bartel/Lorenz Boesche Quintett and the Allan Praskin/Ulli Bartel Quartett. He has performed with Herb Geller, Jimmy Cobb, Jackie Terrasson among many other notable jazzmen.

Ten String Swing liveWatch them play live on youtube
Ten String Swing plays Receita da Samba
Ten String Swing plays Everything I love
Ten String Swing plays The Third Degree


Rick Hannah plays jazz guitar with Ulli Bartel on the violin

Ten String Swing: Rick Hannah plays jazz guitar with Ulli Bartel on the violin in the Ten String Swing project.

Listen to a sample on soundcloud: Ten-string swing excerpts

Watch them play live on youtube
Ten String Swing: Medley “Day by Day”, “Gostonsinho” and more

For concerts and events contact Rick Hannah handfulofstrings@gmail.com

2-Man Jazz Band

2 Man Jazz Band Rick Hannah and Erwin SifferRick together with pianist Erwin Siffer create a Guitar-Piano DUO format, free flying without a rhythm section, as the role of melody and accompaniment flows back and forth from player to player in a cohesive, coordinated presentation of musical dialogue. Their latest CD features compositions offered by both artists, along with new arrangements of selected standards, and a special emphasis on the music of Lennie Tristano and his band-mates Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh.
“2-Man Jazz Band is a fine example of musical rapport, technical finesse and high musicianship.”

Read the full review at allaboutjazz.com ★★★★

Two men jazz band cdListen to a sample on soundcloud 2-man jazz band medley from cd

Watch them play live on youtube:
2-Man Jazz Band playsTwilight Serenade
2-Man Jazz Band plays Yours Is My Heart Alone

Purchase at www.cdbaby.com

For concerts and events contact Rick Hannah handfulofstrings@gmail.com

Handful of Strings

CD cover of a Handful of Strings Following in the spirit of the great Joe Pass, Rick Hannah offers a new rendition of the rare art of Solo Jazz Guitar, playing a choice of standards along with two original compositions.  Using a variety of guitars, Rick offers a wide palette of possibilities that show the complexity, versatility and beautiful sonorities of the acoustic-electric guitar.
“Handful Of Strings contains much impressive technical playing, but Hannah's prodigious technique always serves the music. Somewhere, Joe Pass is smiling...”
Read the full review at allaboutjazz.com ★★★★

Listen to a sample on soundcloud handful of strings excerpts from cd

Watch Rick play “How High The Moon” on YouTube

Purchase at www.cdbaby.com

For concerts and events contact Rick Hannah handfulofstrings@gmail.com