Jerry Hahn

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Jerry Hahn
Born (1940-09-21) September 21, 1940 (age 82)
Alma, Nebraska, U.S.

Jerry Hahn (born September 21, 1940, Alma, Nebraska) is an American jazz guitarist.

Hahn studied at Wichita State University, then moved to San Francisco in 1962, where he played with John Handy (1964–66). He toured with the 5th Dimension in 1968 and worked with Gary Burton from 1968–69. In addition to recording his own album in 1967, he led the Jerry Hahn Brotherhood, a country-blues jazz-rock ensemble, in 1970. In 1972, Hahn appeared as a session musician on "Run That Body Down" and "Armistice Day", two tracks from Paul Simon, the singer-songwriter's eponymous solo album. Later in the decade he became a teacher at Wichita State and performed less until 1986, when he moved to Portland, Oregon. He played locally and taught at Portland State University. The Jerry Hahn Method for Jazz Guitar was published by Mel Bay Publications in 2003.[1]


  • Ara-Be-In (Changes, 1967)[2]
  • The Jerry Hahn Brotherhood (Columbia, 1970)[3]
  • Moses (Fantasy, 1973)[4]
  • Time Changes (Enja, 1995)[5]
  • Jerry Hahn & His Quintet (Arhoolie, 1998)[5]
  • Hahn Solo (Migration, 2006)[6]
  • Jazz Hymns (Migration, 2009)[7]
  • Hahn Songs (Self-released, 2010)[7]

With Gary Burton

With John Handy

With Ginger Baker Trio

Falling of the Roof

(Atlantic Records 1996)

Track #4


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  2. ^ Corbett, John (2017). Love Letters to a Dying Medium. Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822373155.
  3. ^ "Gannon & Sharp Beat Drums for Brotherhood". Billboard. May 30, 1970. p. 30.
  4. ^ "Expect More from Fantasy, Prestige and Milestone (advertisement)". Billboard. June 23, 1973. p. 41.
  5. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 4. MUZE. p. 65. ISBN 9780195313734.
  6. ^ "Hahn Solo". RhythmOne.
  7. ^ a b Hahn, Jerry. "Jerry Hahn, jazz guitarist". Jerry Hahn. Archived from the original on 8 September 2011.