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Hanna Rifkin & The Handsomes live on Fog City Blues

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Hanna Rifkin began her singing career fronting the rock band “Roxy.” While belting out guttural tones in the fashion of Janis Joplin and Debbie Harry was fun, she fell in love with the playful trumpeting of Louis Armstrong that underscored the horn-like purity of Ella’s Fitzgerald’s voice on their recording of “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”.

Hanna immediately recognized in Jazz a greater opportunity to grow as an artist. With her band, The Handsomes, she perform 70% jazz, 30% mixed and 1% standup comedy - all done with extra grit, dynamics and the all-mighty downstrum. They join host Devon Strolovitch live in the studio this Wednesday 3/09 at 9 pm.