Alan Hall

Instrument: Drums | Location: San Francisco

Current composer, band leader and drummer of Ratatet, a neo-jazz sextet based in the San Francisco Bay Area which features Bassoon, Trombone and Vibraphone.

Started drumming professionally with a San Jose, California based Mexican American Party Band: “Los Unicos” at age of 13. Began working as jazz drummer in San Francisco Bay Area until departure for Boston, MA.

Attended Berklee College of Music and in 1986 joined percussion faculty there for 7years. While in Boston, he worked/recorded with singer Rebecca Parris, Scott Robinson, Stu Hamn, Larry Coryell, among others.

Moved to back to California where he played/recorded with Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Kai Eckhardt, Ed Simon, Geoffrey Keezer, Kenny Washigton among others.

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“...Ratatet is a delight for younger, open eared listeners who don’t mind having the door to something new opened for them. Check it out.” —Midwest Record

“…what sets Ratatet apart…is Hall’s finely calibrated compositional sensibility, which balances muscular grooves with multidirectional melodic lines, lush chords and lapidary voicings.” —Andrew Gilbert

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

San Francisco

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Assistant Professor Berklee College of Music 1986-1993, Associate Professor at California Jazz Conservatory 2014 to present, Lecturer at Cal State East Bay 2010 to present, go to www.jazzdrumming.com for more details on my current teaching activities, rates and locations

Clinic/Workshop Information

Have presented many clinics on numerous topics: • Drum Soloing Strategies • Linear Drumming • Rhythm Section Playing • Working with the Metronome • The Versatile Drummer • Establishing an Efficient Practice Routine • Big Band Playing

Videos

Recordings

Events

Date Time Detail Price
Jul28Sat 6:30 pm 6:30 pm
Steve Rubardt Trio
Hotel Healdsburg Jazz In The Lobby
Healdsburg, CA