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12 May
directing the RNCM Jazz Collective
'Jazz from around the World'
1930

27 May
w Ed Harrison and Eryl Roberts
The Railway, Stockport
2100

28 May
w Robin Joiner Trio
Chomondley Castle, Cheshire
1200-1600

9 June
MHQ with the Sale Grammar School Swing Band
The Duke Ellington Project
Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
1930

8 July
w Echoes of Ellington
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

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

19 September
w Paul Smith Trio
Head of Steam, Huddersfield
1830


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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