Denisa Hanna


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Bow Maker

Denisa Hanna took guitar lessons with jazz great Johnny Smith before working with him at his musical instrument store in Colorado Springs, CO. While working in the store she met and fell in love with jazz drummer, Jake Hanna. When the couple moved to Los Angeles, Denisa expanded her interest as a luthier and devoted herself to the fine craft of bow making. During her interview she provided a history of bow making as well as several demonstrations of the many processes involved with hand made bows.