Roger Hahn is a New Orleans journalist whose work for large businesses, small non-profits, and universities has taken him from coast to coast. A freelance writer and editor, he has worked as a newspaper features writer, a university magazine editor, a college writing and literature instructor, and a corporate communications manager. For more than four decades, his work has been featured by NPR Jazz Online, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, OffBeat Magazine, Songlines, Rhythms Magazine, and KnowLA. His writing spans many genres, from popular-music journalism and technical business writing to independent scholarship and literary criticism. The most persistent theme in his work is the power and appeal of music.
Born in New York City, Hahn has lived all over the nation. He studied and worked in New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, California, and Missouri before falling in love with Southern culture and settling in Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina, he used his skills as a writer and photographer to help organizations apply for post-disaster grants and documented how the grants helped recovery efforts.
Hahn received a BA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont, and MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently lives in New Orleans.