Will Hanza will transport you into a mystical state of mind with his improvisational playing from rock and blues to folk, celtic, bluegrass and raga to spacey and funky jams.
Will has been a proud Ropeadope recording artist since 2014. Endorsed by Eastman Guitars & Mandolins. Has been a contributor for Guitar World Magazine and has been featured on PBS, The Village Voice, Time Out NY, JamBase, Relix Magazine, Live for Live Music, WXPN, WEQX, WFOX and more.
Will has performed on stage with musicians such as Jimmy Vivino (Basic Cable Band/Conan O'Brien), Aron Magner & Marc Brownstein (the Disco Biscuits), Joe Russo (Further, JRAD), Aaron Johnston & Jesse Murphy (Brazilian Girls), Andy Hess (Govt. Mule), Jason Lindner (David Bowie, Now vs Now), Avi Bortnick, as well as members from bands such as Thievery Corporation, Rusted Root, Turkuaz, Too Many Zoos, Dopapod, TAUK, Rubblebucket, Kung Fu, Fab Faux, Groove Collective, Goose, Cabinet, lespecial and more. He as performed at venues such as Irving Plaza, Brooklyn Bowl, Hammerstein Ballroom, World Cafe Live and festivals/events such as Catskill Chill Music Festival, Elements:Lakewood, Disc Jam, Grateful Getdown, Mazzstock, Philadelphia Folk Festival, SXSW, NAMM and more.
Will's band, ESCAPER, was recently named one of "5 Artists You Need to Know About" by Relix Magazine and has had multipl albums named "Release Day Pick" by JamBase. See reviews and more HERE
"Artist you need to know about"; "Vintage lushness"
- Relix Magazine
"Bursting with musical and spiritual energy, lush soundscapes, and riveting musicianship... The driving force is his own restless, intertwined musical and spiritual energy... with haunting vocals in the manner of early Pink Floyd and King Crimson."
- Timothy Peters (MusicDish.com)