Jessica Hanson

Jessica Hanson


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Artist Jessica Hanson, from Omaha, Nebraska takes her influences from Kishi Bashi and Andrew Bird to create space in the music spectrum as a violinist songwriter. Her classical background has brought many cinematic ideas into the mix and her improvisation skills have helped her move towards a more experimental realm of music becoming an evangelist for the violin in an age of modernity. Starting violin at the age of 5, Jessica went on to earn her violin performance degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After college she began exploring other genres such as bluegrass, gypsy jazz, blues, country, and soon after she entered the folk scene. Since then Jessica dove into electronic violin, world music, and into the world of composition. Currently collaborating with folk artist Andrea von Kampen, she has opened for bands such as Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Ira Wolf. In the classical realm, she has played with artists like Ben Folds, Hannah Houston, Joshua Bell, Mannheim Steamroller, Chiara String Quartet, Mark O’Connor, and many others. Jessica’s current releases have been based off of ideas from live streaming events where improvised songs come together in front of an audience using a loop pedal. After the stream, the new ideas are brought into the studio and a final version of the song is created using material from the stream and new ideas from the studio. For more information, check out