Lets Face the Music
When asked to describe vocalist Jeff Hall, the first words of reply are usually 'incredible musician'. Immediately you know that you are dealing with a person who has more going for him than a singing voice, although the voice is a remarkable one. His fresh arrangements and treatment of jazz standards reveal a vocalist possessing both a musical mastery of the past, plus a risk-taking rush of bravado, serving to showcase his unique talents. Born into a musical family just north of Baltimore, Maryland, singing and playing music came naturally. This love of music eventually led him to Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where he continued to study, sing, and play drums and percussion, receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Jazz/Commercial Performance. He followed that by earning a vocal scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts, where he furthered his education and continued to hone his skills. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Jeff has been featured on guitarist Ken Navarro's After Dark and Pride and Joy CDs. His tours with the jazz vocal group 'After Hours' include performing at both the Montreaux and North Sea Jazz Festivals and dates across Europe. As part of the faculty at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, where he teaches vocal classes and ensembles, Jeff shares his skills and experience with students eager to learn more about the jazz art form. He continues to perform and record in Nashville and other cities, as well as arranging for vocal jazz ensembles and other individual artists. Jeff's debut CD 'Let's Face The Music' earned rave reviews, and he has just finished recording a new live CD which is scheduled for a spring/summer release.