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Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist

Performing I’m an experienced jazz and classically trained flautist regularly performing with a variety of local and visiting musicians (see Live Music & Events). Most recently I’ve played with Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band and The Sterrys as well as being involved with a number of local events, including Malborough Amateur Dramatics Pantomime and Hope for Howard. I am also available to perform solo on the … Continue reading Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist

Hannah Sterry playing jazz flute with Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band at The Red Lion Newquay in Cornwall.

Gypsy Swing at the Red Lion in Newquay

Recently, I was lucky enough to perform with half of Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band at the Red Lion in Newquay and thought I’d share my favourite moments from the evening with you, so here goes…   5 favourite moments from The Red Lion gig: Performing music with some wonderful people and smiling through every minute! Howard Kahn‘s (bassist) brief moment of crazy dancing to … Continue reading Gypsy Swing at the Red Lion in Newquay

Hamer & Isaacs logo by Hannah Sterry. Hamer & Isaacs play volcanic, swinging gypsy jazz. Whilst portraying the influence of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, the unique addition of Rosie Corlett's soaring, flaming vocals is guarenteed to turn the thermostat up a notch. Rich Hamer (lead guitar) provides cut, thrust, panache and inspiration, and Mel Brindle Scullion (swing violin) utilises her impeccable classical pedigree to lend virtuosity to the flair of her improvisation. Julian Isaacs (rhythm guitar), a veteran of the gypsy jazz scene for over three decades, and the animated and vivacious lines of Howard Kahn (double bass) provide the driving force that is the rhythm section. Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band are available as a guitar duo, an instrumental or vocal trio, or as a full quintet. Set the controls for the heart of swing and witness them for yourselves! Sticky post

Hamer & Isaacs Logo Design

My latest artwork hasn’t had anything to do with Sterry Cartoons. Most recently I’ve been designing this logo for Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band. The band have had a number of successes in the South West and London, with performances at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and upcoming performance at The Royal Albert Hall on March 8th (see their shows page for more information). Don’t … Continue reading Hamer & Isaacs Logo Design

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Music Cartoon: The Snail Clef

The Snail Clef – A new cartoon by Hannah Sterry. Mugs and cards available here: Zazzle UK, Zazzle US. Silly misunderstanding of the week: “Yesterday I was asked to watch the chickens, so I wandered outside. Apparently the one I was meant to watch was already in the oven.” We have a few broody hens and an escape artist cockerel, so it didn’t seem like … Continue reading Music Cartoon: The Snail Clef

Aimez-vous l'accent? - French music cartoon gif by Hannah Sterry Sticky post

Music Cartoon: Aimez-vous l’accent?

Earlier today, I found out that one of my cartoons has been shared on facebook over 1000 times, and I’m amused at the thought of that many people seeing it and laughing/groaning simultaneously (I am easily amused), so I’ve decided to make some more. Today I give you… an animated french music cartoon gif: Sterry Cartoons has a facebook page now too (as well as nice new … Continue reading Music Cartoon: Aimez-vous l’accent?

New facebook page exclusively for my music.

The List of Exciting Things!

If you’re here for the musical goings-on, you might want to head over to the facebook page, which I’ll be updating with new compositions, photos and all of my musical activity! There are lots of things to look forward to in the next few months, so here’s a quick list of everything that’s happening! ~ The List of Exciting Things ~ July 28th It’s my … Continue reading The List of Exciting Things!

Smiling Music Face Hoddie - Music gifts by Hannah Sterry

Summertime: The world-jazz-funk-fusion version!

It’s scary posting music in a public space, but this afternoon I decided to record a world-jazz-funk-fusion version of Summertime by George Gershwin and thought it’d be nice to share.   The aim of this really was just to create something that I was happy with, within a deadline of a few hours and to build confidence. I’ve been quite self conscious about singing solo since secondary school … Continue reading Summertime: The world-jazz-funk-fusion version!