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  • Band/Affiliation: Independent
  • Country: United States
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Alan Miguel Hall has played and/or recorded with saxophonists Ernie Watts, Paul McCandless, Bobby Mintzer, John Handy, Jerry Bergonzi and Eddie Harris; trumpeter Bobby Shew; and pianists Art Lande, Billy Childs, Tom Coster, Kit Walker; bassists Stuart Hamm, Brian Torff Kai Eckhardt and Gary Brown; guitarists Larry Coryell, Mick Goodrick and Joyce Cooling; and vocalists Mark Murphy, Rebecca Parris and Kenny Washington. He is a member of several groups including: the Art Lande/Paul McCandless Group; Ray Brown's Great Big Band; Dave Eshelman's Jazz Garden Big Band; Kriya;The Sheldon Brown Group; Cirque Du Soleil; the Dan Zemelman Quartet; and the Fred Randolph Group.


Alan Miguel Hall currently teaches at Cal State University–East Bay, The Jazzschool, and Musically Minded Studio. He was assistant professor in the Percussion Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1986-1993. He is author of several articles and the drum book, Internalization: A Non Reading Intensive Approach to Jazz Drum Set Phrasing and Independence.


He teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and has presented drum clinics, master classes and jazz workshops at Berklee College of Music, Stanford University, Berklee Summer Program, Keene State College, CSU, East Bay, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Jazz Camp West and the Lafayette Summer Jazz Music Workshop. He is and endorser for Zildjian Cymbals, Aquarian Accessories, and Vic Firth Sticks.

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