MR. STEVE HALL is a Los Angeles born trumpet player/multi-instrumentalist, composer and now educator living in Australia. He has played professionally in the US, Australia, Brazil and Europe and grew up in the music-rich Bay Area playing alongside musicians: Santana, Tower of Power, Huey Lewis, Ray Charles, Buddy Rich and The Rolling Stones. Steve studied trumpet with Carl Leach (Stan Kenton Band ) and “Music at San Jose State University” with Greg Yasinitsky, Frank Tusa, (Jazz, Composition), Allen Strange (Electronic Music), Dan Sabanovich (Percussion), Dan Wyman (Film Music, Recording) and was influenced by close friend and trumpet educator Eric Bolvin.
Steve performed with “Bay Area” musicians such as Chris Cain, Andy Just & John Wedemeyer (Ford Blues Band), Tom Politzer (Tower of Power), and a season with the infamous “Marriott’s Great America Big Band”. He then moved to San Diego during the early 80’s playing Cool Jazz in bands with his brother and sax player BOB HALL, as well as sharing the stage with landmark bands such as Fattburger before making his way to Australia.
In Australia, Steve quickly became a featured soloist playing in bands supporting for UB40, Angelique Kidjo, Lucky Dube as well as numerous Jazz and Blues Festivals such as Byron Bluesfest, Noosa Jazz, Broadbeach Blues and Jazz, Sunshine Coast Blues, Halls Gap and Dingo Creek Jazz, Devonport Jazz, Clarence Jazz, Hobart (10 Days), Caloundra Jazz and Woodford Folk festival.
He has played with notables such as Galapagos Duck, Bob Barnard, John Morrison, Dan Barnett, Doug De Vries, Ruby Carter, Pugsley Buzzard, Phil Emmanuel, Wiley Reed, Jo-Jo Smith, numerous funk, latin & big bands and international acts such as Bob Malone, Chris Jagger.
His Education qualifications include a B.A., Grad Diploma, Masters, Certified IV/Trainer and is now completing a Diploma Ed in Music and IT.
Steve is featured on the latest album “Totem” from guitar legend Kevin Borich with reviews at http://www.kevinborich1.com/reviews.html
Mr. Hall will also be featured in a new 12-piece band touring Australia from award winning Australian Jazz pianist Tom Vincent featured on ABC Jazz – http://www.tomvincent.com.au/cv
To quote Steve, “My Phaeton horns are versatile and reliable with great character and flexibility. These horns help me get through gigs with range and endurance challenges more than any of the many other trumpets I’ve tried over the years. I’m proud to endorse and play these horns.”
Steve plays exclusively on his PHT-2040 & PHT 2020 TRUMPET plus his PHTF-2700 FLUGEL
You can listen to Steve playing a fusion jazz solo using one of his Phaeton trumpets – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9N5R1Ci454