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28 June
directing RNCM big band w guest Bart Van Lier
Theatre RNCM
1930

8 and 9 July
w Echoes of Ellington
the Planets
Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho
2000

13 July
w Supertramp Big Band
Storyhouse(?), Chester
2000

7 August
pre-dinner jazz
Cheap Street Church, Sherborne
1830

19 August
w Mike Hall Quartet
Railway, Stockport
2100

27 August
w Robin Joiner Trio
Cholmondley Castle, Cheshire
1200-1600

28 August
w Paul Hartley Trio
Railway, Stockport
2100

19 September
w Paul Smith Trio
Head of Steam, Huddersfield
2030

28 September
w Jenni Molloy Trio
Lairgate, Beverley
2030

28 October
The Messengers w Steve Waterman
Railway, Stockport
2100

3 November
directing RNCM big band w guest Eric Marienthal
Theatre RNCM
1930

20 November
directing RNCM jazz collective
St Ann's Church, St Ann's Square
1930


Mike Hall Quartet: "Legends of the Tenor Saxophone"
Quartet set highlighting some of the key exponents of the tenor saxophone

Mike Hall/ Dan Whieldon duo
Long established pairing! (CD available)

Boplicity
Octet mainly playing West Coast style 'cool' jazz

The Messengers
Quintet featuring Steve Waterman

The Felonious Monks
12 piece ensemble playing original material commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival in 2013 (studio CD available)

Crystal
7 piece ensemble playing my original compositions soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, cello, paino, bass, percussion, vibraphone

Quadratus
Mike Hall Quartet plus string quartet

Boplicity in concert...

in duo with Dan Whieldon...

clip from Felonious Monks...

with Sax Assault...


While I have the somewhat unflattering title of Co-ordinator of Jazz Studies I realise that I have the dream job!
At RNCM, rather than offer a full-time, specialist course in jazz we aim to make the opportunity to study jazz available to all students.
RNCM provides many opportunities for students to expand their skills and knowledge of jazz styles and improvisation.

I run these classes...

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