James Hall is a jazz trombonist and composer living in New York City. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, he graduated from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music in 2007. He then spent two years at the helm of James Hall Group in Vienna, Austria, earning an ASCAPlus Award for composition in 2009. During his time in Vienna, James freelanced in styles ranging from Balkan Jazz and R&B to Opera.
After his stint in Europe, James accepted a fellowship at the Trinity Forum Academy in Maryland, where he spent nine months engrossed in aesthetics, composition, and theology. The resulting project, The Serpent Speaks, was premiered at Saint Peter's Church in New York in May...