Violinist, Composer, Educator, CEO Green Bow Music
Ms. Hanna began performing while still in high school in Detroit at area festivals, benefits and concerts in 1982. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1989, she hosted a popular weekly radio show out of WLNZ called Take the “A” Train. Tia moved to New York City in 1998 where she performed for a decade with notable musicians, including Paul West, Eddie Locke, Richard Wyands, Alisdair MacRae-Birch, Mark Johnson, Earl McIntyre, Naima Shamborguer, Marion Hayden, Gaylin McKinney, Renee Manning, Jerome Harris, Ron Jackson, Miles Griffith, and Pam Wise and Bobby McFerrin Trained in classical music and jazz, branched into folk, bluegrass and other world music.She has toured with The Souloworks Dance Company and worked with choreographer Gesel Mason in the Washington, D. C. area.
Tia relocated to Michigan in 2009 when she began Green Bow Music.a private music educationorganization based in the mid-Michigan area. The mission of Green Bow Music is to help the community of humans appreciate that they are everyday musicians. Music lives in all of us. We want to make music accessible through education, production, performance, and community involvement. All classes are also available for schools and continuing education venues
Tia performs and tours professionally as a solo artist and with many different groups, including her most recently created The Tia Imani Hanna Project (www.tiaimanihanna.com), which produced the CD The Spaces Between Us. This CD was an experiment in co-creating improvised music in collaboration with guitarist Elden Kelly and percussionist Carolyn Koebel. All of the music created for this project was a group improvisation recorded live.