Sonja Hannington is a saxophone/flute player, vocalist and songwriter based in Midcoast Maine. She is a freelance musician who performs regularly in jazz combos, cover bands and other productions. She also performs her original jazz/rock music that blends elements of funk, R&B, and pop. Her music is characterized by jazz-influenced structures and harmonies.
Sonja's personal experiences have been a great inspiration in her songwriting. Her "day gig" is as a Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Bangor, Maine. She uses Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Memory Reconsolidation as treatment approaches. She has special interest in trauma and veterans issues and this can be heard through her music.
She received a full scholarship to the School of American Music and completed the Master Certificate in Writing and Producing, Berklee School of Music. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Performance from the University of Maine and a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas.
Her debut record of her original music, "Can't Catch My Breath" was released this year. Her music is available at CD Baby, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Bullmoose and many more outlets. Her release "Snowfall" is a collection of arrangements and other Christmas classics.