Rick Hannah – gallery
From 2014-16 Rick set up the "Strasbourg Jazz Initiative" association, that organized regular jazz nights every Tuesday evening at the Abattoir Cafe in Strasbourg, France. When the cafe changed ownership, he posted the following message on the “SJI” website:
“We founded the Strasbourg Jazz Initiative several years ago in response to the disheartening absence of a live jazz club in Strasbourg, a city that in many other areas has so much culture on offer. As Americans we grew up in a culture where, by being played on a regular basis in local bars and restaurants, jazz had a chance to thrive and grow. Such local establishments offer a more intimate setting for musicians and fans alike than Strasbourg's rich concert and festival scene. Between 2012 and 2015, the SJI organized a regular Tuesday music night so locals could experience live jazz in such a setting on a regular basis. After 3 full seasons, the Abattoir cafe was sold and we suspended this activity. Many thanks to all of you who came to enjoy and participate in this new (but old!) experience which our city deserves.
Rick Hannah (president) & Susan Vaillant (secretary), Strasbourg Jazz Initiative”
Below, a few photo memories from those evenings.
Other guest musicians included drummer Bob Shomo, Singer Karin Hannah, Singer Eva Laetitia, Trumpeter Steffen Dix and Acoustic Bass Player Johnannes Staedlich.
Enjoy our jazz evenings with our guest artists once again on our channel www.youtube.com/user/Strasbourgjazz
The Rick Hannah Trio plays Birdland59 in Ettlingen (Germany). Click on the links to listen to 3 concert excerpts on youtube.
1. Rick Hannah Trio play "There Is No Greater Love" www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIlQ4OWcM7A
2. Rick Hannah Trio plays C Jam Blues www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rv1zgjmJNaw
3. Rick Hannah Trio plays "Relaxin' at the Chalet" www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFcAvurVIj4
B-Flat Club in Berlin
Rick plays at the B-Flat Club in Berlin. Click on the links to listen to 2 concert excerpts on youtube.
1. Rick Hannah Trio live in Berlin - These Foolish Things www.youtube.com/watch?v=aofPUMFCIrE
2. Rick Hannah Trio live in Berlin - Bernie's Tune www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGpoC2mSFvI