I’m very excited that we’re bringing in the dynamic drummer Dana Hall for a concert in our jazz club theater here in Kalamazoo. He is a renowned drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, ethnomusicologist, and educator. This should be an exciting, swinging set of music and continues the Jazz in the Crawlspace concert series that I’ve been helping to produce. The intimate theater creates a jazz-club style vibe to enjoy the music. Not to be missed!
Thursday November 17, 2022 | 7:30pm
with Andrew Rathbun (sax), Matthew Fries (piano) & Carlo De Rosa (bass).
Dana Hall has been an important musician on the international music scene since 1992, after leaving aerospace engineering for a life in music. He has professional performance credits on six continents and extensive concert, club, and festival experience throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia as a bandleader and with the ensembles of others, including those led by such luminaries as Branford Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, Curtis Fuller, Joe Lovano, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Marcus Belgrave, Bobby Hutcherson, Michael Brecker, Betty Carter, Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Maria Schneider, and Joe Henderson. Former Artistic and Music Director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and permanent member of The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Mr. Hall was also a member of the Terell Stafford Quintet from 1999-2015, touring extensively with the group and featured on its five most recent studio and live recordings.
As always a big thank you to the John Stites Jazz Awards for generously supporting this series.