Summer School of Music
Mike Hall’s biography
Mike Hall is a jazz saxophonist and educator. He began his musical career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra which led to a twenty year association with composer/pianist Michael Garrick with whom he toured Malaysia and made several CD recordings and national radio broadcasts.
He has frequently freelanced with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and the Hallé Orchestras and now regularly plays with the Echoes of Ellington Orchestra. Career highlights have included a week at Ronnie Scott’s Club, concerts at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and Strasbourg with Andy Scott’s Group S and features in John Dankworth and Cleo Laine’s Christmas Show.
He has made a number of CD recordings under his own name and appeared on numerous recordings for other leaders recently including The Jazz Planets, a reworking of Holst’s masterpiece.
Mike headed Jazz Studies at the RNCM for 20 years. He now focusses on performing, writing and running various public jazz workshops throughout the UK and abroad. This will be Mike’s thirtieth year as a teacher and performer at Sherborne Summer School of Music.