The April Hall Quartet

The April Hall Quartet

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The April Hall Quartet adds just the right touch of elegance and excitement, the perfect blend of sophistication and soul.Their extensive repertoire, from classic jazz standards, soulful ballads, and bossa novas to the most incandescently swinging jazz and blues, has delighted audiences throughout the Northeast.

Biography

April, a Florida native, has roots steeped in southern tradition, music and culture. Her deep roots in southern gospel and blues combine with urban soulfulness and sophistication, to create music that’s pure, gutsy, and unmistakably authentic. April’s voice is an instrument of astonishing beauty and versatility, capable of ranging from the subtlest nuance to the most powerful soul-drenched belting with equal ease and mastery. But her focus is always on singing the song, in the tradition of classic singers like Joe Williams, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and Tony Bennett.

In 1993 April graduated from Berklee College of Music, where she received the prestigious Louis Armstrong Performance Award. She has done projects with Atlantic Records for the likes of Melissa Manchester and Bette Midler and appeared on stage with artists such as Al Jarreau, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, and Livingston Taylor.

For the past 12 years, she has been performing with New England's finest musicians, including Kenny Hadley, Dino Govani, Jon Damian, Bruce Gertz, Tom Hall, Bob Neiske and Joe Muholland. Her graceful good looks and powerful presence have captivated audiences at every conceivable venue, from night-clubs like The Regattabar and Scullers to the fine ballrooms of the Copley Plaza and Ritz Carlton, from the Vonn Trapp Family Estate in New Hampshire to the mansions of Newport, from intimate parties on the Cape to major events like the Anthony Spinazolla Gala Festival of Food & Wine and the NAFTA Convention.

April is also an award winning songwriter, and her music has been featured on Boston's "Women in Music" series (presented by WERS) and on "The Coffeehouse". In addition to leading the April Hall Quartet, she is currently the lead singer for Boston’s Premier R&B band Soul Kitchen.

Discography

Something Like That, 2000
The April Hall Quartet, 2003
Bee Boy Records

Set List

It could be an intimate party, a crowded night club, a grand ballroom or anything in between. Wherever they play, the April Hall Quartet adds just the right touch of elegance and excitement, the perfect blend of sophistication and soul.

Their extensive repertoire, from classic jazz standards, soulful ballads, and bossa novas to the most incandescently swinging jazz and blues, has delighted audiences throughout the Northeast.

The April Hall Quartet can also perform as a duo, trio, or quintet, giving it the versatility to accommodate the needs of any situation.