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Penny Hanna
Penny Hanna

Musician Penny Hanna has performed throughout the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as a singer, bassist, and/or reed player with numerous artists and groups including Slide Man Slim, The Matisse Freimark Band, Jazz Birds, The Musician's Warehouse Big Band, Red Malone's Esquire Big Band, The Scott Harris Big Band, The Young at Heart Project, Esther's Klezmer Band, Velzoe and the Upbeats, and as a viola da gambist with The Antiquarian Funks,The California Gamba Consort, and harpsichordist Katie Clare Mazzeo.

As a writer and performer in Austin Texas, Ms. Hanna won first place in the 1985 Austin Music Umbrella Songwriters Competition, was a featured performer on KUT's Live Set, and a finalist in the 1985 New York Songwriters Showcase and Austin Chronicle Musicians Poll. She was double finalist and voted Best Female Vocalist in The 1988 Austin Music Umbrella Songwriters Competition.

Her recording credits include an Early Music LP for 1750 Arch Records (Dufay - Fifteen Songs), the title song to the cult film Hollywood Boulevard (Miracle Pictures), numerous CDs and LPs and EPs with Dan Del Santo's Professors of Pleasure (Earthworks, Flying Fish) and three albums of her own songs in 1986, 1987, and 1988 (Organic Software, Cruel Lottery, Often Running). In 2007, Ms. Hanna and her long-time partner Slide Man Slim released their Topsy Turvy CD and the two have been featured on all four (to date) of the Jazz Society of Santa Cruz County compelation CDs. Her arranging credits include works for Jazz Birds, The California Gamba Consort, and Sex Chordae Consort of Viols.

For the upcoming West Coast Jazz Harmonica Summit, Penny will be backing up Slide Man Slim on double bass.

Related Links
  • Penny's Website
  • Slim & Penny's MySpace page