Drummer Dana Hall
Start Date/Time: Saturday, April 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Description:
    Drummer, percussionist, composer, bandleader, educator, and ethnomusicologist, Dana Hall has been an important musician on the international music scene since 1992 after leaving aerospace engineering for a life in music. Dana has performed, toured, and/or recorded with such luminaries as Roy Hargrove, Joshua Redman, Horace Silver, Clark Terry, Maria Schneider, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Marcus Belgrave, Joe Henderson, Curtis Fuller, and Charles McPherson. His debut CD, Into the Light, was released to great critical acclaim. Former Artistic Director of the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Dana is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology at DePaul University and the Director of the DePaul Jazz Studies program.

As a jazz drummer, Hall is primarily influenced by the work of Art Blakey, Elvin Jones, ‘Philly’ Joe Jones, Max Roach, and Roy Haynes, with whom he shares a birth date. He is also directly influenced by the work of Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Ralph Peterson, Jr., and Kenny Washington, among many others. 

Neil Tesser has noted that “even among modern drummers, Dana Hall stands out.” Howard Reich describes him as “viscerally exciting, intellectually formidable” with a “seemingly bottomless well of ideas.”

Showtimes:  5pm & 7pm
Admission:  $10 before 7pm & $15 after 7pm