April Hall

April Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban soulfulness and jazz 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

Hall 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, and Bette Midler and has performed with artists such as Rosemary Clooney, Al Jarreau, Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Dinah Shore.

Hall performs and records with New England’s finest musicians, including Gray Sargent, Tim Ray, Marshall Wood, Kenny Hadley, Les Harris Jr., Tom Hall, Joe “Sonny” Barbato, Jerry Bergonzi, John Lockwood, Marty Ballou, Mark Poniatowski and New Orleans's Amadee Castenell. She served as Executive Producer for ImprovLive 365, a daily webseries dedicated to exploring spontaneous creativity and improvisation, and co-produced Brandeis Universities first Improv Festival in 2015, featuring Milford Graves.

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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

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

For more information: www.aprilhall.com

Clinic/Workshop Information

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

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Discography

Room for Two

Room for Two

Bee Boy Records
2012

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Lucky's Boy

Lucky's Boy

Spice Rack Records
2011

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Room for Two

Room for Two

Bee Boy Records
2009

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Fun Out of Life

Fun Out of Life

Bee Boy Records
2009

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Something Like That

Something Like That

Bee Boy Records
2000

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Riding The Bull

Riding The Bull

AFI Records
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I've Got the World on a String

I've Got the World on a String

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Fun Out of Life

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