Bassist Russell Hall has a fantastic career going on. He is regularly tapped to play with the top artists in jazz, such as Veronica Swift, Joey Alexander, Emmett Cohen, Christian McBride, and many others. He’s also a talented educator, having learned the craft of playing and teaching with the legendary bassist Ron Carter.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that Russell arrived in the US in 2007 from his home in Kingston, Jamaica, and he was introduced to jazz in high school. We believe that another influential step Russell took was to enroll in SJW’s Jazz Camp — as well as as to attend the Julliard School. Both good moves. We’re excited to welcome Russell back to SJW to join the faculty, and to perform at the Stanford Jazz Festival.
Russell’s work is featured on the Grammy nominated album My Favorite Things by Joey Alexander, “Motherless Brooklyn”, a film by Edward Norton which was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Score, and HBO’s “Masterclass Series” which features Wynton Marsalis as a master teacher and which was nominated for an Emmy. Russell’s own work has been acknowledged with prestige in some of the most renowned venues and festivals around the world such as The Appel Room, The St. Lucia Jazz Festival, The Apollo, The Marciac Jazz Festival and many more. His most recent album, “The Feeling Of Romance”, is available on all platforms.