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Roland Hanna

Pianist Tamir Hendelman
Tamir Hendelman
January 31, 2015
Saxophonist Sonny Fortune-
Sonny Fortune
January 31, 2015

Roland Hanna

ROLAND HANNA was one of the major artists in jazz.

Sir Roland Hanna was one of the most flexible pianists of any generation. Born in Detroit Michigan, Roland began private piano studies with Ms. Josephine Love at an early age. After graduation from Cass Technical High School and a two-year stint in the US Army, he continued his musical studies at the Eastman and Juilliard Schools of Music. He then followed with a mega-mile career journey, performing in concert halls and clubs in the major cities of the world. He was knighted, in 1970, by then President William V.S. Tubman of Liberia for humanitarian services to that country.

This catalog of over 200 compositions contains America’s classical music in all its varied shades, hues, textures and instrumentation, and is representative of the vast stylistic range of the pianist and composer.


When I am improvising, my thoughts are usually about the structure of the phase or the style of the piece.


Roland Hanna | Rahanna Music


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