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Find the latest on Alan Hall’s musical and educational activities on this site. For upcoming gigs go to the gigs /concerts tab, for upcoming classes and workshops go to the upcoming classes and workshops tab, for info and to book a private lessons go to the private lessons tab, to find and/or order recordings he’s on go to the recordings tab, to hear samples go to the audio samples page to buy or learn about his drum book go to the internalization drum book tab. Here are  some videos of Alan in action if you’re interested.

For info on his band, Rata-tet go here.


Here’s a brief bio:

Alan has performed and/or recorded with the following:

Taylor Eigsti, Russell Ferrante, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner, Art Lande, Christian Jacob, Kit Walker, Tom Coster, Eddie Harris, Bob Sheppard, Paul McCandless, John Handy, Jimmy Haslip, Ratzo Harris, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt, John Clayton, Rebecca Parris, Kenny Washington, Betty Buckley, , Joyce Cooling, Victor Mendoza, Cirque du Soleil, Teatro Zinzanni San Francisco and many others.

He has performed at: WAMU Theatre @ Madison Square Garden w/ Cirque du Soleil; The Monterey Jazz Festival with Billy Childs and Bob Sheppard; Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco; Vancouver International Jazz Festival with Mike Zilber; Barbados International Jazz Festival with Wild Mango;  JVC Jazz Festival with Rebecca Parris; BumberShoot Festival with Kai Eckhardt and Kit Walker; and Yoshi’s San Francisco with Kenny Werner and Betty Buckley.

He taught at Berklee College of Music from 1986 to 1993 and has adjudicated and given classes, clinics and workshops at festivals, colleges and music stores throughout North America including: Berklee’s Summer Camp in Los Angeles, CA; Jazzcamp WEST in La Honda, CA; Lafayette Summer Music Jazz Camp in Lafayette, CA; Stanford Summer Jazz in Palo Alto, CA.; Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire; and Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, CA

He currently teaches at Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, CA;The California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA; Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, CA.; UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA and several high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alan is an endorser for: Zildjian Cymbals, Brooks Drums, Aquarian Accessories and Vic Firth Sticks