singer & scholar
Hannah Burgé’s debut album, Green River Sessions (2014), charted on US College Radio, and received sustained worldwide airplay on more than three hundred stations. She headlined the Polanco International Jazz Festival in México City with her band in 2016, and performed as a soloist at the National Library of Congress in Washington. She has with Samba Squad, Njacko Backo and Kalimba Kalimba, and with NYC Brazilian music expert, Hendrik Meurkens. During the pandemic, Hannah participated in fundraisers for Jazz FM 91.1 and was featured on the Stories from Home series by the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Her video “Serenity” was released by Jazziz Magazine in April 2020, which featured a collaboration with Justin Broadbent (Shad, Metric) and pianist, Robi Botos. In summer 2021, Hannah collaborated with Juno-award winning artist, Jocelyn Gould, on several music tracks to be released in 2022.
Hannah co-produced the only Canadian recording of Byzantine Greek liturgical music, Imnos: Hymns of Faith, in collaboration with the St. Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox community and alongside producer and bassist, Paco Luviano. Her compositions have garnered international attention, both for her debut album, Green River Sessions, and for the Canadian independent film release, The Devil’s Tail. Hannah is co-composer with Paco Luviano for the work, “Espera, Esperanto,” (arr. Hilario Duran), featuring Dorjee Tsering (late) on the 2018 release Kuné: Canada's Global Orchestra (Universal Canada). In January 2020, Kuné and “Espera, Esperanto” had their Canadian symphonic debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She is a professor at Humber College in Toronto, and a distinguished scholar who served as a Research Fellow at Queen’s University.