...Hall's expressive, probing trumpet style, offers a masterful, wide ranging sound, and varied emotional landscape.
Trumpeter, educator and composer Jared Hall hails from Spokane, Washington. He studied at Whitworth University, the Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music and the University Of Miami's Frost School Of Music, where he received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in 2015. His teachers include Terence Blanchard, Michael Spiro, Joey Tartell, Pat Harbison, Dan Keberle, Whit Sidener, David Baker and Brian Lynch, under which he pursued his doctoral studies. Hall is the winner of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition - Jazz Division, and has performed and recorded with Paquito D'Rivera, Bob Hurst, John Daversa, Arturo Sandoval, Maria Schneider, Vincent Herring, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Alan Pasqua, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Terence Blanchard, Rick Margitza, Wycliffe Gordon, David Binney, George Benson, Gloria Estefan, Fred Hersch, Shelly Berg, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, the Frost Concert Jazz Band and the Henry Mancini Jazz Septet directed by Terence Blanchard, among many others.
Hall's recording credits include his album Hallways (Hollistic MusicWorks, 2017), Cheap Thrills: The Music of Rick Margitza (Summit, 2020), North By Freaking Northwest (Skymuse, 2019), Jazz & The Philharmonic CD/DVD (OKeh, 2014), With Love (Jeremy Fox, 2014), Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (George Benson, 2013), The Main Squeeze (2012), and others. Active in theater productions, Hall has played trumpet in West Side Story, Ragtime, The Producers, The Pajama Game, Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Catch Me If You Can, Damn Yankees, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hair, In The Heights, Les Misérables and Annie.
Based in Seattle since 2015, Hall has performed with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Symphony Tacoma, the 5th Avenue Theatre and many of the regions outstanding ensembles. His quintet performed regularly at Tula's Jazz Club, the 2018 Gene Harris Jazz Festival and the 2019 Puget Sound Jazz Combo Festival. As a clinician and educator, Hall has served Bellevue College, Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Boise State University, Columbia Basin College, Seattle JazzED, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences and Western Washington University, in addition to many local high school programs and jazz festivals. He has presented lectures at the National Association of Music Educators (NAfME) Northwest Division Conference 2019 and the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference 2017. The Piano Grip System: An Approach to Learning Jazz Harmony, a book co-published by Hall and Whit Sidener in June 2020, has been welcomed as an essential guide to learning jazz harmony and theory for non-pianists. He has served on the faculty at Northwest University, Pacific Lutheran University, and the Jazz Night School.
For more information about Jared Hall, please visit: http://www.jaredhall.net/.
Josh D. Reed