Hanka G. - Jazz Singer at the Embassy of Slovakia Friday

Photo by Embassy of Slovakia
Hanka at the Embassy of Slovakia in 2016
Hanka at the Embassy of Slovakia in 2016

Hanka G., one of the most admired and well respected jazz singers in eastern Europe, will bring her talents to the Slovakian Embassy Friday, March 17, presented by the Embassy Series. Hanka has been performing on the domestic as well as international jazz scene for well over a decade, with her signature tyle of jazz and soul. “She weaves her lush alto voice through any set of changes with grace and mastery. Her artistry demands to be heard,” wrote one critic.

Joining Hanka will be Anthony Wonsey, an American jazz piano player and graduate of prestigious Berklee College of Music, who played with Roy Hargrove and Antonio Hart, among others. Double bassist Kristopher Funn was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing the trumpet at age four and took up the double bass at age 14 upon entering high school. At age 18, Kristopher attended Howard University to study Computer Science while also performing in the Howard University Jazz Ensemble for two years.

Rounding out the quartet, John Russell Lamkin, III (drums) is a native of Baltimore Maryland. He began playing drums at four. John attended The Manhattan School of Music in New York City and later, Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. John has been recognized by, toured, played and recorded with a number of exceptionally talented recording artists including Donald Harrison, Najee, Michael Henderson, Kenny Garrett, Christian Scott, Chick Corea, the late great Lionel Hampton, the late great Abbey Lincoln, and many others. John maintains a deep respect and appreciation of those who’ve set standards in the music world.

The concert, presented by the Embassy Series, includes a buffet reception and wine, and parking on the embassy compound. Tickets are $95.

Click here for details and tickets ... or call 202.625.2361.