Jared T. Hall, winner of the Jazz Division’s 2013 National Trumpet Competition and 2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival’s Outstanding Trumpet Award, is recognized as a contemporary and melodic performer.  Jared has performed with Bob Hurst, Peter Erskine, Dave Liebman, Alan Pasqua, Brian Lynch, Ira Sullivan, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Arturo Sandoval, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, David Binney, and Fred Hersch.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jared studied trumpet with Dan Keberle at Whitworth University in his hometown of Spokane, Washington while conducting a trumpet studio and performing in the areas top jazz ensembles including the Bob Curnow Big Band, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and Six Foot Swing.  Finishing his master’s degree in jazz studies as an Assistant Instructor at Indiana University under David Baker, Jared studied with Michael Spiro, Joey Tartell, and Pat Harbison.  The following year Jared received a teaching assistantship under Grammy Award winning trumpeter and composer Brian Lynch and Henry Mancini Institute Fellowship at the University of Miami to complete a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance. Studying with Brian Lynch and Terence Blanchard, Jared worked extensively in the straight-ahead, commercial, and Latin jazz scene in Miami including performing with The Woody Herman Band, South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Frost Concert Jazz Band, Henry Mancini Jazz Septet directed by Terence Blanchard, Brian Lynch’s Artist Ensemble, and many others.

Jared’s recording credits include the South Florida Jazz Orchestra with Rick Margitza (2017 release), Full Speed Ahead (Chris Croce, 2015), the Henry Mancini Orchestra on Jazz & The Philharmonic CD/DVD (2014), With Love (Jeremy Fox, 2014), Sounds of the Season (Frost School of Music, 2013), Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (George Benson, 2013), The Main Squeeze (2012), and many others.

Jared performed at the Latin Jazz Traditions Concert with Paquito D’Rivera at Carnegie Hall and with the Frost Concert Jazz Band at the 57th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014.  He performed at the 2016 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference with Brian Lynch’s Madera Latino: The Latin Side of Woody Shaw, 2014 JEN Conference with the University of Miami Afro-Caribbean Artist Ensemble with Brian Lynch, 2013 JEN Conference with the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, and 2012 JEN Conference with Mixteto Sonido (Latin jazz sextet).  At JEN 2017, he presented oral history research on Whit Sidener and His Influence on Jazz Education.  Active in theater productions, he has played  trumpet in The Producers, The Pajama Game, Shrek the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Catch Me If You Can, Damn Yankees, The Drowsy Chaperone, Hair, In The Heights, Les Misérables, and Annie, as well as many shows internationally on board Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

His debut album Hallways, featuring nine original compositions for quintet, will be released this May 9th, 2017 under the Hollistic MusicWorks record label.  As a performer, Jared finds himself comfortable in a variety of musical settings including jazz, Latin jazz, commercial, studio, church, and classical chamber music ensembles.  His abilities are primarily used as a featured soloist in any large or small jazz setting.

Since moving to the Seattle area, Jared has performed with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Symphony Tacoma, and many of the regions outstanding ensembles.  An in-demand clinician, guest artist, and adjudicator in the area, Jared has served Pacific Lutheran University, Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Tacoma Community College, Sno-King Music Educators Association, Lakewood Washington Solo-Ensemble Festival, Juanita High School, Edmonds Woodway High School, Salk Middle School, Stadium High School, Bellevue College Jazz Festival, Jazz Night School, Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Twin Falls Middle School, Chief Kanim Middle School, Northshore Jazz Festival, and Frontier Jazz Festival.