Scott Hall

Scott Hall began his association with Ramsey Lewis in 2007 arranging Lewis’ compositions for Ravinia Festival collaborations such as the Joffrey Ballet, Turtle Island Quartet, and the Abraham Lincoln celebration “Proclamation of Hope”. He has performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., Teatro Manzini in Milan, Ravinia Festival, Chicago Theatre, Jazz Showcase, Peoria Civic Center, Beijing Dance Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Conservatory of Puerto Rico, Jeonnam State University in South Korea, and the Conservatory Luisa D’Annunzio in Pescara, Italy. His premier of the Concerto for Jazz Trio and Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival featured his work as arranger and conductor for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the Ramsey Lewis Trio. As an invited Conn-Selmer clinician and teaching artist, he has mentored for the Sant’Anna Arresi Jazz Festival, Arcevia Jazz Festival, Pescara Jazz Festival, Illinois Music Educators Association, and the Straight Ahead Jazz Camp with the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

A classically trained trumpeter, he works predominantly as a jazz conductor, performer, arranger, producer, and educator. He has conducted important Duke Ellington works for jazz orchestra such as Black, Brown, and Beige, A Concert of Sacred Music, New Orleans Suite, as well as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s Far East Suite. He conducted the Chicago Jazz Ensemble in concert with the late Buddy DeFranco in Milan, Italy for the reenactment of Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Mr. Hall is currently Professor of Instruction and Coordinator of Contemporary Musicianship and Jazz at Columbia College Chicago.

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