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Mike Hall

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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Mike Hall is an Educator/Jazz Saxophonist and Coordinator of Jazz Studies and academic tutor (Jazz Studies) at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. For about 10 years at the RNCM he is tutor in Jazz Studies, jazz saxophone, teaches improvisation, theory, history and directs the RNCM Big Band and Jazz Collective. He is also a composer and consultant for The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, director of the Canford Jazz Summer School and runs a variety of other jazz improvisation courses at various locations around the UK and France. He has been an active musician for 35 years. After playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Edinburgh Schools Symphony Orchestra he moved to the saxophone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and to make frequent national broadcasts with composer/pianist Michael Garrick with whom he toured Malaysia in 1995....
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As a Leader

Over the Moon
with Dan Whieldon
2009
1. Gone with the Wind (Allie Wrubel)
2. Coralie (Enrico Pieranunzi)
3. Bop Boy (Bob Mintzer)
4. Over the Moon (Mike Hall)
5. Marina’s Song (Dan Whieldon)
6. Waltz for Ronnie (Dan Whieldon)
7. Shh… Don’t tell Clair (Mike Hall)
8. This is for Albert (Wayne Shorter)
9. Like Someone in Love (Jimmy Van Heusen)
10. A Ghost of a Chance (Victor Young)
11. Flying High (Mike Hall)
12. When the Sun Comes Down (Joshua Redman)

Mike Hall: Tenor Saxophone
Dan Whieldon: Piano

1999
'Feel the Warmth'
with Mike Hall’s Blueprint


As A Side Musician

2007
‘Sax of Gold'
Andy Scott’s SAX ASSAULT


2005
'Wonderland'
with Laura Beth


2000
'Echoes in the Valley'
Ben Crosland Octet


2000
'Alma Redemptoris Mater'
with the Cambridge Chorale
2000

1999
'Down On Your Knees'
with Michael Garrick Big Band


1996
'For Love of Duke'
with Michael Garrick Big Band


1996
'BANG!'
Andy Scott’s SAX ASSAULT


1995
'Made in Manchester'
with Ascension (Steve Plews Group)


1994
'Meteors Close at Hand'
with Michael Garrick Big Band

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Over the Moon
Self Produced (2009)

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