WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August
WEEK TWO 5 to 12 August
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.
His career has included a week at Ronnie Scott’s Club with the Echoes of Ellington Orchestra, concerts at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and Strasbourg with Andy Scott’s Sax Assault and playing in John Dankworth and Cleo Laine’s Christmas Show. He regularly freelances with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Halle Orchestras and his duo CD, Over the Moon features pianist Dan Whieldon
He was recently commissioned by the Manchester Jazz Festival to write and perform music for a project which crossed jazz with renaissance music, this led to his CD recording: Felonious Monks. Apart from maintaining a busy performing schedule Mike heads Jazz Studies at the RNCM. He also runs various public workshops throughout the UK