Visiting University Jazz Ensemble Director
- D.M.A., Jazz Performance, University of Miami, 2015
- M.M., Jazz Studies, Indiana University, 2012
- B.A. , Music Performance, Whitworth University, 2008
University Jazz Ensemble and jazz trumpet
Trumpeter and composer Jared Hall hails from Washington State and has studied at Whitworth University, the Indiana University Jacobs School Of Music, and the University Of Miami’s Frost School Of Music, where he received the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in 2015. His teachers include Terence Blanchard, Michael Spiro, Dan Keberle, Whit Sidener, David Baker, and Brian Lynch, under which he pursued his doctoral studies. Hall is the winner of the 2013 National Trumpet Competition – Jazz Division, and has performed and recorded with Bob Hurst, John Daversa, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Alan Pasqua, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, Jeff “Tain” Watts, David Binney, Fred Hersch, the South Florida Jazz Orchestra, the Frost Concert Jazz Band, and the Henry Mancini Jazz Septet directed by Terence Blanchard, among many others.
Jared performed at Carnegie Hall with Paquito D’Rivera for the Latin Jazz Traditions Concert and at the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival with the Frost Concert Jazz Band in 2014. He has performed at many Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conferences including Brian Lynch’s Madera Latino: The Latin Side of Woody Shaw in 2016, the University of Miami Afro-Caribbean Artist Ensemble with Brian Lynch in 2014, the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band in 2013, and Mixteto Sonido (Latin jazz sextet) in 2012. At JEN 2017, he presented oral history research on Whit Sidener and His Influence on Jazz Education.
His debut album “Hallways”, featuring nine original compositions for quintet, was released in May 2017 under the Hollistic MusicWorks record label. As a performer, Jared finds himself comfortable in a variety of musical settings including jazz, Latin jazz, commercial, studio, church, and classical chamber music ensembles. Active in theater productions, he has played trumpet in The Producers, The Pajama Game, Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Catch Me If You Can, Damn Yankees, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hair, In The Heights, Les Misérables, and Annie, as well as many shows internationally on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.
Since moving back to the Pacific Northwest, Jared has performed with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Symphony Tacoma, and many ensembles on the local jazz scene. An in-demand clinician, guest artist, and adjudicator in the area, Jared has served many of the regions outstanding universities, secondary schools, and festivals including Pacific Lutheran University, Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Tacoma Community College, Sno-King Music Educators Association, Lakewood Washington Solo-Ensemble Festival, Juanita High School, Edmonds Woodway High School, Stadium High School, Bellevue College Jazz Festival, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Northshore Jazz Festival, Frontier Jazz Festival, and many others.