Biography Rob currently plays sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor saxes plus clarinet.
After gaining a degree and diplomas at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music, Rob Hall won a scholarship (worth half fees) to study at the U.S.A. Berklee College of Music under the tuition of Billy Pierce (Art Blakey etc.), Phil Wilson and others, specialising on both soprano saxophone and clarinet. Since then he has completed numerous tours with his own groups and projects. Performances and tours, along wth recordings and broadcasts for radio and television, have taken him throughout the UK, and to Germany, Italy, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic and USA.
He has performed/recorded with Mike Stern, Danny Gottlieb, Kenny Wheeler, Jim Mullen, Julian Arguelles, Dave O'Higgins, Anne Martin Ingrid Henderson, Simon Thoumire Orchestra Matthew Herbert Big Band, Tam White, Chick Lyall , Brian Kellock, John Rae, Philipp van Endert , Petre Dvorsky and many others. UK festival appearances include Bath, Cheltenham, Edinburgh International, BBC Proms, Skye, Celtic Connections, Tryptich and many more. A featured artist at festivals such as the Highland Festival Liverpool Jazz Festival, Glastonbury Festival Jazz Stage and Dusseldorf Jazz Schmiede he also performs in the classical field appearing as principal saxophonist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Rob is an active composer and has written for clarinet and piano, big band, solo piano as well as his numerous compositions for jazz ensembles.