The Syndicate

The Syndicate

 Hialeah, Florida, USA

The Syndicate, led by bassist Russell Hall, is a group of young jazz musicians from South Florida who form a part of a large syndicate of musicians whose versatility and talents have received the attention of veteran jazz musicians across the nation such as Wynton Marsalis, the Clayton Brothers, Joshua Redman, Wycliffe Gordon, Marcus Printup to name a few. Individually, these players have gained tremendous momentum playing at world reknown events across the country and now have joined to bri


The Syndicate "age defying musicianship" described by a guest at a recent event. These young men range in ages 16 through 18 and have held the attention of the nations best jazz musicians.
Meet them...
"Music is life" is his mantra. Over his young years Russell has transitioned through a variety of instruments beginning with classical piano, drums, trombone, electric bass and now acoustic bass. Regarded by the prestigious Gold Coast Jazz Society as one of the Jazz Stars of Tomorrow, he has won a number of scholarships to further his studies in music. In May of 2010 Russell was awarded the Most Outstanding Bass Performance at the Jazz at the Lincoln Centre's Essentially Ellington Competition in New York. Upon receiving his award Wynton Marsalis hailed him as "a cat who can swing". He went on later in the year to win one of 12 places for outstanding young jazz musicians across the nation at the Vail Jazz Foundation. With the opportunity to study with John Clayton and Ben Wolfe.
He continues to travel across the country for recordings, performances and workshops. Russell is a performing arts student at the Dillard Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale.
PATRICK BARTLEY- Sax, Clarinet, Flute
"Pat", hailed as Charlie Parker or Coltrane reborn, is a phenom this early in his musical career. With a multitude of awards received, Patrick has added composer, songwriter and arranger having completed recordings with veteran musicians on the jazz scene around the country.
In January 2010, Patrick won a spot to play at the Grammy Awards and after his performance was invited by the Dave Matthews band to perfom with the group.
His eclectic taste in music and profound passion creates the hypnotic sounds from his horn. Patrick is also a performing arts student at the Dillard Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale.
Drummer extraordinaire! Powerful and on time, Stefan was "born with sticks in his hands and rhythm in his bones" as described by one listener, Stefan has been playing drums for most of his life.
Highly sought after around South Florida by veteran bands and musicians, Stefan is a cross-over performer who tackles all genres of music and masters them with ease.
The smooth and pulsating beats proves that this award winning drummer is making a name for himself on the music scene as a recording artist in his own right. North Broward Preparatory, Coconut Creek, is proud the call him their own.