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Hall, La Tanya

La Tanya Hall

La Tanya Hall
Vocalist

Profile:

LaTanya Hall’s versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to travel the world and work with some of the music’s most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, The Dukes of September (Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald, Boz Skaggs), Quincy Jones, Rob Thomas, Michael Feinstein, Patti Labelle, Harry Belafonte, Steve Tyrell and Aretha Franklin.  She is prominently featured on Bobby McFerrin’s masterpiece 2010 release Vocabularies [Universal Music] and will be joining him on his SpiritYouAll tour in Spring 2013. Hall is also an accomplished solo performer, having garnered rave reviews for her first studio album, It’s About Time [Bridge Records]. She performs around the world in venues ranging from intimate jazz clubs to appearances with symphony orchestras. 

Hall is also an active educator, teaching clinics in Basel, Switzerland for the Stimmen Festival, as well as teaching master classes on vocal performance and the Great American Songbook for various institutions in the US. For the last three years, she has been an adjunct professor at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan, as well as at Five Towns College in Long Island.  In addition, she is very closely involved with the Great American Songbook Initiative, which fosters the preservation of the music via America’s younger generation.

An accomplished actress, Hall has lent her skills to numerous voice-over projects, Broadway shows, movie and television appearances. TV shows include Blue Bloods (Sabine Winston), Law & Order, 100 Centre Street, The Sopranos and Now and Again.  Broadway and theater appearances include Cotton Club Parade with jazz master Wynton Marsalis, and the role of Deena in the last national tour of Dreamgirls.


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