April Hall

April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul- drenched delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing, and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times Magazine

April graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she received the prestigious Louis Armstrong Performance Award. She has done projects for Atlantic Records under the direction of Arif Mardin, for the likes of Chaka Khan, Melissa Manchester, Al Jarreau, and Bette Midler and has performed with artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Dinah Shore.

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“Glorious vocals...” - The Boston Globe “...Visceral power... impresses by not trying to impress.” —Northeast Performer

“The effulgent Hall has a rich commanding voice and the stage pressence of an old soul of jazz.” —Boston Globe

”...features Hall in achingly beautiful voice” —All About Jazz

”... her instrument is a pleasingly clear and expressive” — Cadence Magazine

”...Hall has a sultry edge to her singing, but the overall atmosphere is an easy one, a warm wind wafting across softly.” —All About Jazz

“Hall's vocals soar...her range of vocal ability goes from soft and understated to powerful an heartfelt

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Primary Instrument

Vocalist

Location

Boston, MA

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

Clinic/Workshop Information

April Hall teaches modern vocal techniques throughout the U.S. as well as Master classes on "Songwriting in a Free Society".

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