Lecturer in Music
Tom Hall is a master improvisor and saxophonist who teaches Improvisational workshops at colleges, festivals and conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the director and founder of the Brandeis Improv Collective Ensemble.
Tom Hall has toured throughout the US and Europe performing and recording in a wide variety of musical styles, with bands such as The Bruce Katz Band, Club d'Elf, Bob Nieske's Wolf Soup, and Your Neighborhood Saxophone Quartet (of which he is a founding member). Hall has appeared on over 30 CD's and has played at many festivals like The Boston Globe Jazz Festival, Moers Music Festival (Germany), Bang on a Can New Music Festival (NYC). Nottendon Blues Festival (Norway), and Mellon Jazz Festival (Philadelphia). He has collaborated with a wide variety of musicians, including John Medeski, D.J. Logic, Reeves Gabrels, Joe Maneri, Dave Tronzo, and Jacques Morelenbaum. He is an instructor at Brandeis University, and is the author of "Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide". Hall is the host and creator of ImprovLive 365.
New England Conservatory of Music, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Free Improvisation: A Practical Guide (2009)