Hannah Baiardi
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Hannah Baiardi

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | MAJOR

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2019
Band R&B Jazz




"Float off to a “Distant Land” this Music Monday"

Live In The D takes a look at a young artist who is breaking barriers between music genres.

Music is something that transcends time and space. Almost everyone can agree, whatever genre it is, they love to hear good music. With that in mind, our guest for Music Monday wants to do what she can to write music that breaks down genre stereotypes.

Host Tati Amere and Jason Carr were joined today by singer-songwriter Hannah Baiardi to discuss her new music. Baiardi first discovered her talent for piano and song writing at the age of three! Since then she has studied jazz at the University of Michigan, and released her first EP in 2018.

Hanna says since she is inspired by so many other artists, it allows her to add diversity to her music and not be tied down to one specific way of playing jazz. Baiardi’s single “Distant Land” was released earlier this year. It’s a song about allowing ourselves to take a break from the negativity in life and focus on the positives.

Click on the video to hear more from Hannah Baiardi and her band. - WDIV Channel 4

"Hannah Baiardi: Aspiring Jazz Pianist, Composer and Guest DJ"

If you want to know where jazz is going today, you must check in with the next generation of musicians who are taking it in new directions. One such musician is pianist, vocalist, lyricist, and composer Hannah Baiardi. Hannah is in her fifth year of studying jazz and improvisational music at The University of Michigan with the esteemed professional music faculty including Ellen Rowe, Benny Green and Dennis Wilson. Hannah has taken full advantage of the opportunities at UM. That means she was able to record in the outstanding studios of The Duderstadt Center.

Hannah reached out to WEMU with three original recordings for potential airplay. We welcomed her in the studio not only to premiere her novel songs and arrangements: Still I Wonder, Illuminate and El Amor A Traves De Las Tienas, but also to share music that inspired her as an up-and-coming jazz musician. It was pure pleasure to get to know Hannah and to enjoy her choices as WEMU’s most recent Guest DJ in our continuing 40 Years of Jazz Celebration. - WEMU

"RALLY CRY – Hannah Baiardi Advocates for Youth, Future on New ‘What Will Our Childrey Say’ Single"

Hannah Baiardi’s latest single speaks volumes about the nation’s turbulent present and its potentially devastating impact on future generations. - ECurrent

"Beauty Tinged with Hope: Hannah Baiardi’s “What Will Our Children Say”"

A soft and sweet piano intro sweeps open the curtains, allowing vocalist Hannah Baiardi to sing her latest release, “What Will Our Children Say.” A paean of positivity, the song is socially current and pointedly asks what kind of world we are leaving to our progeny. Baiardi deftly navigates this simple melody with imaginative lyrics and a catchy chord progression. If you look to her 2018 EP “The Quietest Place” her versatility is plain to see: she can go funky, bluesy and hip, playing originals and standards alike, one shining example being “The Nearness of You” which brims with emotion and is full of her trademark phrasing. - Debbie Burke

"B-SIDES - Hannah Baiardi"

Mick Brege sits down with multi-talented jazz/R&B artist, Hannah Baiardi. Together they chat about her creative process, what inspires her writing, how she connects with new fans and more! Visit her website at hannahbaiardi.com, like her page on Facebook (hannahbaiardimusic), and check out her music on Spotify. - FanLabel B-Sides

"Episode 15 Hannah Baiardi"

Composer Hannah Baiardi started playing piano and writing her first songs when she was three. Hannah has become an adept composer, arranger, lyricist and bandleader. She has made it her mission to break barriers between genres and debunk musical stereotypes. Trying to find a happy medium between pop, R&B and Contemporary Jazz. - All That's Jazz

"Your Online Coffee Break ft. Hannah Baiardi"

Hannah Baiardi advocates for youth in her new single, “What will our children say?” In this episode we interview Hannah Baiardi, a jazz/soul crossover composer and musician. She first discovered her talent for piano and songwriting at when she was just three-years-old! Hannah later studied jazz in college, releasing her first EP in 2018. Most recently Hannah released her new single, “What Will Our Children Say”, a rally cry for a better future. - Your Online Coffee Break


The Quietest Place EP (2018) Album

Who Can Relate (2019) Single

Distant Land (2019) Single

What Will Our Children Say (2020) Single

Straight from the Soul (2021) Album



Michigan-born jazz pianist, vocalist, composer and arranger, Hannah Baiardi is committed to “moving jazz forward.” Hannah’s sound is original and contemporary, drawing upon soul/jazz/ pop influences in addition to more traditional jazz artists. Learning by ear, she started playing piano and writing her first songs when she was three. As a composer, Hannah has crafted a unique sound that lets the subtleties and nuances of her music speak. Her lush harmonies and memorable melodies contribute to a sophisticated sound beyond her years. Known to some as the “unstoppable ear,” Hannah is developing a reputation as a composer/arranger, working with other artists and creating songs with unusual instrumentation. She began transcribing Oscar Peterson by ear at the age of seven and went on to attend the University of Michigan Jazz Studies program where she studied with Ellen Rowe, Geri Allen, and Benny Green.

Hannah prefers to blur the lines between genres, marrying the sensibility of jazz with the soul of R&B and the acoustic depth of film music. She welcomes collaboration with artists who are passionate, soulful, and who create music beyond any one genre. Since graduating, Hannah has made it her mission to break barriers between genres and debunk musical stereotypes. She believes, now more than ever, artists should honor their authentic sound regardless of genre or industry expectation. Strongly influenced by Sade, Michael Franks, George Winston, Seal, Babyface, Teena Marie, Diana Krall, Chris Botti, Michel Legrand, José James, and Kandace Springs, Hannah positions herself firmly in the Contemporary jazz space with her soulful and evocative approach.

Hannah’s music evokes deep feelings and contemplation. Her lyrics radiate empowering messages of hope and her music is listenable and relatable. After the 2018 release of her first EP The Quietest Place, she released two subsequent singles, “Who Can Relate” and “Distant Land.” In March 2021, Hannah is releasing her debut album titled, "Straight from the Soul."

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