April Hall

www.aprilhall.com

May 2014

Friday and Saturday, May 16th & 17th: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston
The April Hall Trio has been invited back to this beautiful Boston landmark for five more nights, so come join us for a night of Jazz Standards.

Tuesday -Thursday will be a instrumental trio with 8:30-12:30
Friday, Quartet with April Hall 9pm-1am
Saturday, Quintet with April Hall 9pm-1am

The Band:
April Hall, Vocals (Fri,Sat)
Tim Ray, Piano (Tues-Wed)
Joe Barbato, Piano (Thurs, Sat)
Les Harris, Drums (Sat)
Thomas Hebb, Bass (Fri-Sat)
Steve Langone, Drums (Fri)
Jon Damian, Guitar (Fri)
Marty Ballou, Bass (Tues,-Thurs)
Tom Hall, Saxophones (Tues-Thurs, Sat)

The Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge. The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance. The landmark restaurant and bar, with refined club-like ambiance, is located on the 52nd floor atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.

No Cover for the Bar, $25 for the Lounge. Friday and Saturday nights fill up fast, so come early and enjoy the great views and music. For info:
The Top of the Hub

February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014:  The Taylor House, Jamaica Plain, MA 7:30-8:30pm
April will be performing in a special duo concert featuring pianist Tim Ray, at this beautiful landmark performance space. The Taylor House has lent a big hand in helping support the artisan community by holding concerts and art shows at their beautiful 1853 Victorian Bed and Breakfast.  This concert is unique in that it is a true listing room.  A real "house concert" in a beautiful setting. This is an opportunity to see this special jazz vocal duo in an intimate setting (40 seats).  The one hour concert is followed by a short cocktail hour where concert goers get to mix and mingle with the musicians.  Tickets are a suggested donation of $10, which goes directly to fund the musicians.  

About the Taylor House:  Taylor House, a gracious sixteen room Victorian home in Boston’s Jamaica Plain section, was built around 1853 for George W. Taylor, an international merchant head-quartered in Boston. It is situated within the Monument Square Historic District, and lies in an area known as "Pondside", which contains some of Jamaica Plain’s finest suburban architecture. The structure is predominantly Italianate in style reflect the earliest architectural style found in Jamaica Plain. A distinctive octagonal cupola sits atop the main house.  The house is surrounded by Victorian-inspired gardens and lies less than one block from a beautiful pond. For more information:  http://www.taylorhouse.com/musicandart

Saturday, February 29, 2014: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), John Hazilla. (drums) and Tim Ray (piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

November 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013:  Shilansky Festival Orchestra, Johnson Theater, Durham, NH 8pm
April joins the UNH Orchestra at Johnson Theater for an incredible night of arrangements by the very talented Mark Shilanksy. He has written some beautiful arrangements for full orchestra to the music of Brian Wiilson, The Beatles, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello, jazz standards, french pop songs, traditional irish jig. Here are just a few of the extremely talented musicians who will be performing: Kathleen Flynn, Sara Caswell, Joseph Brent, Les Harris Jr., April Hall, David Scott, David K Ripley, Dave Seiler, Robert Stibler, Nic Orovich, and many, many more people who comprise what I call the SFO (Shilansky Festival Orchestra)
For Directions: Johnson Theatre

Friday, November 8th, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Les Harris Jr. (drums) and Tim Ray (piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

Friday, November 22nd, 2013: String Quartet, St. Cecilia's, Boston, MA 7pm
April will be joining this beautiful string quartet lead by Berklee's Composition Chair, Arnold Freidman. This is a beautiful space to hear strings, I'm honored to be joining them to sing a breathtaking version of the Beatles, "Let It Be", and a few old time gospel selections. Directions: St. Cecilia Parish

Saturday, November 30th 2013: Private Event
Boston, MA 8-11pm

October 2013

Saturday, Oct 5th, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Les Harris Jr. (drums) and Tim Ray (piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

Sunday, October 6th, 2012: Bullfinch's, Sudbury, MA 11:00am - 2:30pm
Join the April Hall Trio for the a Sunday jazz Brunch at the beautiful Sudbury spot Bullfinch's. Today's brunch will feature, April Hall, Vocals, Joe "Sonny" Barbato, piano and Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass. For more information and reservations: http://www.bullfinchs.com

Thursday, October 10th, 2013: Private Event
Boston, MA


Sunday, October 18th, 2013: Private Event
Chatham, MA

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013: Red Sox World Series Celebration, Fenway Park
We are happy to announce that we have been invited to perform for the Red Sox Organization to celebrate and send the team off in style for the World Series.

Sunday, October 29th, 2013: Private Event
Cambridge, MA - Harvard

September 2013

Friday, Sept 20th 2013: Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA 9-1
Soul System will be having our first show and our old stomping grounds, Ryles. Come get your groove on with a night of classic R&B. Featuring: April Hall (vocals), Joe Bargar (vocals & keys), Mark Poniatowksi (bass), Dean Johnston (drums), Mike Williams (guitar), Jon Garniss (trombone) and Amadee Castenell (sax)
For more info: Ryles Jazz Club

Saturday, Sept 21th 2013: Nahant Club, Nahant, MA Private
Soul System

August 2013

Friday and Saturday, August 2nd & 3rd 2013: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston
The April Hall Trio has been invited back to this beautiful Boston landmark for five more nights, so come join us for a night of Jazz Standards.

Tuesday will be a instrumental trio with 8:30-12:30
Wednesday & Thursday Instrumental Trio 8:30-12:30
Friday & Saturday, Quintet with April Hall 9pm-1am

The Band:
April Hall, Vocals (Fri,Sat)
Tim Ray, Piano (Thrs, Sat)
Joe Barbato, Piano (Wed)
Ben Cook, Piano (Tues, Fri)
Les Harris, Drums (Fri, Sat)
Marty Ballou, Bass (Tues,-Sat)
Tom Hall, Saxophones (Tues-Sat)

The Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge. The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance. The landmark restaurant and bar, with refined club-like ambiance, is located on the 52nd floor atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.

No Cover for the Bar, $25 for the Lounge. Friday and Saturday nights fill up fast, so come early and enjoy the great views and music. For info:
The Top of the Hub

July 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Les Harris Jr. (drums) and Tim Ray (piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

Monday & Tuesday, July 15, 16, 2013: Modern Vocal Techniques Master Class
Franklin School of Performing Arts, Franklin, MA 9am-12:30
A workshop devoted to modern voice techniques as well as healthy vocal usage when singing pop, R&B and Jazz vocal styles. Focus will be breath techniques, physical mechanics and microphone techniques for live performances. Students will learn how to monitor their own breath, posture and vocal output along with phrasing awareness for several modern vocal styles.

Monday, July 22, 2013: Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA 6-10 CANCELLED
Spend this summer night enjoying live waterfront entertainment (that's us) and al fresco dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel’s 15th SUMMER IN THE CITY Entertainment Series. With over 50 nights of concerts and movies from June 13 – August 30, we invite you to gather on Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s harbor side terraces to enjoy this summer’s entertainment lineup. As the sun sets, the harbor comes alive. For more info and directions: www.bhh.com/summer

The Band:
April Hall, Voice
Tim Ray, Piano
Marty Ballou, Bass
Tom Hall, Saxes
Les Harris, Jr., Drums


Tuesday, July 30th- Saturday, August 3rd 2013: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston
The April Hall Trio has been invited back to this beautiful Boston landmark for five more nights, so come join us for a night of Jazz Standards.

Tuesday will be a instrumental trio with 8:30-12:30
Wednesday & Thursday Instrumental Trio 8:30-12:30
Friday & Saturday, Quintet with April Hall 9pm-1am

The Band:
April Hall, Vocals ,Fri,Sat)
Tim Ray, Piano (Thrs, Sat)
Joe Barbato, Piano (Wed)
Ben Cook, Piano (Tues, Fri)
Les Harris, Drums (Fri, Sat)
Marty Ballou, Bass (Tues,-Sat)
Tom Hall, Saxophones (Tues-Sat)

The Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge. The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance. The landmark restaurant and bar, with refined club-like ambiance, is located on the 52nd floor atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.

No Cover for the Bar, $25 for the Lounge. Friday and Saturday nights fill up fast, so come early and enjoy the great views and music. For info:
The Top of the Hub

June 2013

Sun, June 2, 2013: Bullfinch's Mother's Day Brunch, Sudbury, MA 11:00am-2:30pm
Join the April Hall Trio for the a Sunday jazz Brunch at the beautiful Sudbury spot Bullfinch's. Today's brunch will feature, April Hall, Vocals, Joe "Sonny" Barbato, piano and Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass. For more information and reservations: http://www.bullfinchs.com

Saturday, June 15, 2013: Keene Valley, NY (private)
Soul System has decided to roam on over to Keene Valley New York to play a little R&B with our friends.

Saturday, June 29, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Jon Hazilla (drums) and Alain Mallet(piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

May 2013

Saturday, May 11th, 2013: Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA 9-1
Soul System will be having our first show and our old stomping grounds, Ryles. Come get your groove on with a night of classic R&B. Featuring: April Hall (vocals), Joe Bargar (vocals & keys), Mark Poniatowksi (bass), Dean Johnston (drums), Mike Williams (guitar), Jon Garniss (trombone) and Amadee Castenell (sax)
For more info: Ryles Jazz Club

Tuesday, May 14th 2013: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston
The April Hall Trio has been invited back to this beautiful Boston landmark for five more nights, so come join us for a night of Jazz Standards.

Tuesday will be a trio with April, Tim Ray (piano) and Mark Poniatowski (bass) 8:30-12:30
Wednesday & Thursday Instrumental Trio 8:30-12:30
Friday & Saturday, Quintet with April Hall 9pm-1am

The Band:
April Hall, Vocals (Tues,Fri,Sat)
Tim Ray, Piano (Tues, Wed, Fri)
Doug Johnston, Piano (Thurs, Sat)
Brooke Sofferman, Drums (Friday)
Les Harris, Drums (Saturday)
Mark Poniatowksi, Bass (Tues,-Sat)
Tom Hall, Saxophones (Wed-Sat)

The Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge. The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance. The landmark restaurant and bar, with refined club-like ambiance, is located on the 52nd floor atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.

No Cover for the Bar, $25 for the Lounge. Friday and Saturday nights fill up fast, so come early and enjoy the great views and music. For info:
The Top of the Hub


Friday, May 31st 2013: Acton Jazz Cafe, Acton MA
The April Hall will be joining her good pal, Mark Ponaitowski "and The Situation" for a fantastic night of jazz & blues at the Acton Jazz Cafe. Come check out this killin' band. For more info: Acton Jazz Cafe

Saturday, June 1st, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Jon Hazilla (drums) and Alain Mallet(piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table

April 2013

Friday, April 12th, 2013:  The Taylor House, Jamaica Plain, MA 7:30-8:30pm
April will be performing in a special duo concert featuring pianist Tim Ray, at this beautiful landmark performance space. The Taylor House has lent a big hand in helping support the artisan community by holding concerts and art shows at their beautiful 1853 Victorian Bed and Breakfast.  This concert is unique in that it is a true listing room.  A real "house concert" in a beautiful setting. This is an opportunity to see this special jazz vocal duo in an intimate setting (40 seats).  The one hour concert is followed by a short cocktail hour where concert goers get to mix and mingle with the musicians.  Tickets are a suggested donation of $10, which goes directly to fund the musicians.  

About the Taylor House:  Taylor House, a gracious sixteen room Victorian home in Boston’s Jamaica Plain section, was built around 1853 for George W. Taylor, an international merchant head-quartered in Boston. It is situated within the Monument Square Historic District, and lies in an area known as "Pondside", which contains some of Jamaica Plain’s finest suburban architecture. The structure is predominantly Italianate in style reflect the earliest architectural style found in Jamaica Plain. A distinctive octagonal cupola sits atop the main house.  The house is surrounded by Victorian-inspired gardens and lies less than one block from a beautiful pond. For more information:  http://www.taylorhouse.com/musicandart

Friday, April 20h-25th, 2013:  Recording Sessions for New CD
We are very excited about recording our new CD this April. We'll have photos and video to share with you as the sessions progress. We'll keep you posted on our new upcoming CD.

March 2013

Sun, March 10th, 2013: 75 on Liberty Wharf, Boston Ma 5-9 p.m
Join April Hall and Ben Cook (piano) for this Sunday evening jazz performance at this stunning waterfront club. For more information and reservations: 75 on Liberty Wharf

Sat, March 23th, 2013: Handel & Haydn Society Ball, Boston, MA pm
Private Concert.

Sun, March 24th, 2013, Les Harris Jr. Quintet, Exeter, N.H.
Private Jazz Brunch

Wed, March 27th, 2013: Session X, Lilly Pad, Cambridge, MA 9pm
April will be joining Session X (Improvising Funk Groove Band) on a double bill with the amazing Your Neighborhood Sax Quartet. This is going to be a killin' night with two killing bands. More info to TBA.

February 2013

Thursday, February 14th, 2013: April Hall Special Valentine's Day Show
Regattabar, Cambridge, MA 7:30 p.m.
Ticket's Now on Sale:
Regattabar Jazz Club
Join April Hall; vocals, Tim Ray; piano, Marty Ballou; bass, Tom Hall; sax, Les Harris Jr.;drums for this special Valentine's celebration and great night of outstanding jazz at Harvard Square's Regattabar, located inside the iconic Charles Hotel. Join our journey through the humor, heartbreak, passion and fun of romance, as expressed in our most memorable and greatest love songs.   Hall's "achingly beautiful voice" that "caresses the heck out of a melody line", combined with her deeply swinging all-star band, are sure to create a performance that will move your heart, body, mind and soul.
Valentine's Day: Interview & Video


Friday, February 22th, 2013: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11
April joins the John Pierce Quartet for a night of jazz and blues at this Malden hot spot with John Pierce (bass), Jon Hazilla (drums) and Tim Ray (piano).
More info & Directions: All Seasons Table


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013: Sahara Club, Methuen, MA 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Join April Hall and her Jazz Quintet for a night of swinging jazz standard and her world class band featuring: Tim Ray (piano), Marty Ballou (bass), Tom Hall (saxes) and Les Harris Jr. (drums).
Ms. Hall's newest CD " Room for Two" has hit the jazz charts at #2 and you won't want to miss seeing her at this historic north shore Jazz Spot. More Info & Directions: Sahara Club

January 2013

Tuesday, Jan 22- Saturday, January 26: Top of the Hub, Prudential Center, Boston
The April Hall Quartet has been invited back to this beautiful Boston landmark for five more nights, so come join us for a night of Jazz Standards.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Instrumental Trio 8:30-12:30 / Friday & Saturday, Quartet with April Hall 9pm-1am

The Band:
April Hall, Vocals (Fri-Sat)
Tim Ray, Piano (Tues, Wed, Sat)
Joe Barbato, Piano (Thurs)
Ben Cook, Piano (Fri)
Les Harris, Drums (Saturday)
Steve Langone, Drums (Friday)
Keala Kaumeheiwa, Upright Bass (Thurs)
Mark Poniatowksi, Bass (Tues, Wed, Fri Sat)
Tom Hall, Saxophones (Tues-Thr) (Sat)

The Top of the Hub is a full service, 145 seat, white table cloth restaurant and 190 seat bar lounge. The restaurant delivers exceptional, contemporary American cuisine and attentive service with spectacular ambiance. The landmark restaurant and bar, with refined club-like ambiance, is located on the 52nd floor atop the Prudential Tower in Boston, Massachusetts.

No Cover for the Bar, $25 for the Lounge. Friday and Saturday nights fill up fast, so come early and enjoy the great views and music. For info:
The Top of the Hub

December 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012: Boston, MA 6:30-10:30pm
Private Party, April Hall Quintet

Wednesday, December 12, 2012: WICN Holiday Live Radio Show, 2-4

Join us for a fun live Jazz Holiday Radio show at my favorite local New England station. More details at their website.
For Live Streaming:
WICN 90.5 FM

Thursday, December 20, 2012: Phillips Exeter, Exeter, NH 7-11pm

Private Party, April Hall Quintet

Sunday, December 30, 2012: Bullfinch's, Sudbury, MA 11:00am - 2:30pm

Join the April Hall Trio for the a Sunday jazz Brunch at the beautiful Sudbury spot Bullfinch's. Today's brunch will feature, April Hall, Vocals, Joe "Sonny" Barbato, piano and Peter Kontrimas, acoustic bass. For more information and reservations: http://www.bullfinchs.com

Monday, December 31, 2012: St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA 9-1 (New Years Eve)
April will be ringing in the New Year in style at his historic Boston Club. Members can join us for a Shanghai 20's New Year, white tuxes and all. This will be a great night of swinging jazz and dancing. For more information and tickets: http://stbotolphclub.org

With: April Hall, Vocals
Andy Baer, Saxophones
Todd Baker, Acoustic Bass
Austin McMahon, Drums
Joe Barbato, Piano

About the rich artistic history of the St. Botolph:
St. Botolph was founded in 1880, a golden period in Boston, a time when art, literature, music, architecture, clubs and public affairs were all in bloom.

Many of the eminent individuals in these fields were original members of our Club. As one of our Club historians has put it, "all the stars of the morning, the very early morning, sang together."

Under the temporary chairmanship of John Quincy Adams, the name of St. Botolph Club was chosen, after the VIIth century abbot around whose monastery in the fens of East Anglia Botolph's Town, later corrupted to Boston, sprang up. Botolph became patron saint of Boston, England and his spirit latterly migrated to the new city in Puritan New England. He was known for his kindly spirit and good humor, attributes we continue to celebrate.

The Club's first members were a diverse lot. Some were luminaries of letters, such as William Dean Howells and John Boyle O'Reilly. There was Henry Cabot Lodge, then better known as author and editor than for his political career; publishers Henry Houghton and George Mifflin, editors/writers John Bartlett and the many-faceted Edward Henry Clement. Artists there were then and later: Frank Hill Smith and John Singer Sargent, whose famous portrait of Mrs. Gardner was exhibited at the Club amid some stir; Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Abraham Lincoln statue. H.H. Richardson was among the architects; even the clergy were represented by the enthusiastic Phillips Brooks, though we lost a great preacher Edward Everett Hale who withdrew to find "more congenial company" when the Club (providentially) refused the W.C.T.U.'s request that we embrace teetotalism. Men of affairs were there: Henry Lee Higginson, Leverett Saltonstall, and James Storrow; for Academia there were Charles W. Eliot of Harvard and the great historian, Francis Parkman who became our first president.

The Club fervently espoused the Impressionists during their wars with the Academy, culminating in the famous exhibits of the work of Claude Monet, many of whose paintings were loaned by Club members. Sunday afternoons were beguiled away with quartets from the Boston Symphony. Periodic Club Nights continue to provide forums for intellectual and social, as well as cultural exchanges.

After some further contemplation, and under inspired leadership, women were invited in 1988, and have brought their enlivening influences on the house and company ever since, to our great rejoicing. Since that time the Club has waxed fruitful with much membership participation in our programs: the book group, mini club nights, Monday lunches and the like, remembering always that beyond being theatre, gallery, restaurant, and concert hall, we are a club, as our constitution proclaims, "for the purpose of promoting social intercourse among persons connected with, or interested in the arts, humanities and sciences," all under the kindly influence of the good Saint Botolph.

November 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11pm
April will be joining John Pierce on Bass, Tim Ray on Piano and Bob Tamagni on Drums for a night of jazz standards. All Season's Table is located at 64 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA. For more information: http://www.allseasonstablerestaurant.com/

Saturday, November 17, 2012: Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA 9:30-1pm
Join April and Joe Bargar for a night of serious R&B with Soul Kitchen. This is a special night since this will be our farewell concert! After many years of soul music, Soul Kitchen will be coming to a close. This band is a fantastic 9 piece R&B horn band, and you won't want to miss this last performance. For more info: http://www.rylesjazz.com. This show is sure to be packed so come early and stay late.

August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012: Boston Public Library, Boston, MA 12:30pm
Join April Hall (voice), Tom Hall (sax), and Joe "Sonny" Barbato (piano ) at Boston's beautiful Public Library (the 1st in the Nation ever built), for an interesting talk and demonstration on Jazz History for the BPL "Concerts in the Courtyard Series". Take a ride on the Jazz Time Machine as it journeys from the birth of jazz to the future of music. Guided by vocalist April Hall, the trip begins in New Orleans and ends in an interactive, improvisatory experience, with stops at blues, swing, bebop, R&B, and modern jazz along the way. Tom Hall has toured throughout the US and Europe, performing and recording in a wide variety of musical styles with ensembles. He is an instructor at Brandeis University, the author of Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide, and the creator and host of “ImprovLive 365”, a daily webseries about creativity. Presented in partnership with JazzBoston. For more info: Boston Public Library Location: Central Library

July 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012: All Season's Table, Malden, MA 8-11pm
April will be joining John Pierce on Bass, Tim Ray on Piano and Les Harris Jr. on Drums for a night of jazz standards. All Season's Table is located at 64 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA. For more information: http://www.allseasonstablerestaurant.com/

Saturday, July 14, 2012: Jane Cheever Amphitheater, Hingham, MA 7-10pm
April will be joining Soul Kitchen for this special R&B "Evenings Under the Stars" summer concert series held each summer by the South Shore Conservatory. For more information: http://www.sscmusic.org/evenings_under_the_stars.html

Friday, July 14, 2012: The Jordan Rich Show (WBZ 1030), Boston, MA 12-1am
April will be joining the fantastic late night talk show host Jordan Rich to talk about her latest CD Release "Room for Two". For Information about Jordan and all is great projects: http://www.jordanrich.com/ or CBS Boston

Tuesday, July 24, 2012: Boston Blues Barge, Boston, MA 6-10pm
April will be joining Soul Kitchen for a night R&B at Boston's historic harbor "Summer in the City" Series. For more information: Boston Harbor

Saturday, July 28, 2012: Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA 6-10pm
April and her quintet will be performing for a private party.

June 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012: April Hall CD Release Show
Regattabar, Cambridge, MA 7:30 p.m.
Ticket's Now on Sale:
Regattabar Jazz Club

Join April Hall (vocals), Tim Ray (piano), Marty Ballou (bass), Tom Hall (sax),
Les Harris Jr. (drums) and Mark Poniatowski for this special
CD Release celebration and great night of outstanding jazz at Harvard Square's
Regattabar, located inside the iconic Charles Hotel. This CD release celebration
features Hall performing both in various unique duets to full on swinging ensemble
pieces with her exceptionally talented band. April Hall’s new CD, “Room for Two”,
is a bold and intimate exploration of the art of the jazz duet. It’s unique pairings
of one voice with one instrument reveal a rich landscape of normally hidden
musical subtleties.

Hall combines her deep roots in southern gospel and blues with an urban
soulfulness and sophistication. Her voice, described as “Glorious” by the
Boston Globe, is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility,
capable of ranging from the purest whisper to the most powerful soul-drenched
delivery. But her masterful performances are always centered on
bringing every song to life through emotional interpretation, playful phrasing,
and rock solid rhythm. “The exquisite, soulful vocals of April Hall deliver
every lyric with emotion and conviction.” - Jazz Times Magazine