Jazz Workshop Tutor
His playing career has included a week at Ronnie Scott’s Club with the Echoes of Ellington Orchestra, a gala concert at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia with Andy Scott’s Sax Assault and playing in John Dankworth and Cleo Laine’s Christmas Show.
He regularly freelances with the RLPO and Halle Orchestra and was recently involved in a project involving the RLPO with the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Mike also performs regularly in the North West with his own jazz quartet.
In 2013 Mike, along with Debbie Rogers, was commissioned by the Manchester Jazz Festival to write music for their group The Felonious Monks which has since been recorded as a CD. Mike has also recorded a duo CD called Over the Moon with pianist Dan Whieldon and well as seeing his composition for saxophone quartet ‘Tales of the Sun God’ into print (Astute Music)
As well as maintaining a busy performing schedule Mike heads Jazz Studies at the RNCM where he is tutor in jazz saxophone, improvisation, theory and history and directs the RNCM Big Band and Jazz Collective. He is also a composer and consultant for the ABRSM.
For more information about Mike Hall, visit: www.mikehall.co.uk