Hall Sings Hines
Jazz pianist/composer Pamela Hines has written a complete album of jazz originals (2005) in an experiment using pop lyrics over a jazz form. 'My attempt was to bring in younger generations to jazz with accessible stories.' She's used April Hall's sultry voice to interpret them. Jazz pianist/ composer Pamela Hines was greatly influenced by George Russell. Her debut CD '9-45' earned her critical acclaim in 1998 and since that time she has been on numerous CDs as a leader and side-man. Hines was a guest on Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland in 2000. She earned a MM from New England Conservatory in 1998 and has recorded and performed with many gifted artists, including Jerry Bergonzi, Darren Barrett, Bob Moses, Bob Gullotti, Jeff Galindo, Giacomo Gates and John Lockwood. April, a Boston based musician has been working as a professional singer in the New England area for many years. In past years April has done projects with Atlantic Records for the likes of Melissa Manchester and Bette Midler and appeared on stage with artists such as Livingston Taylor, Al Jarreau, Rosemary Clooney, Franky Avalon and country stars Jim Ed Brown and Helen Cornelius. April is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and a recipient of the prestigious Louis Armstrong Performance award. Legendary bassist, John Lockwood, has played with many jazz greats including James Williams and Marian McPartland. He has been a Berklee faculty member for many years and is a long-time member of 'The Fringe.' Drummer Reed Dieffenbach graduated, with a scholarship award from Berklee in the 90's. He has played with Jeff Harrington and Steve Hunt, amoung many others. Reed lives and teaches in New Hampshire.
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