James A. Hall
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James A. Hall, Sr. (born 1947) is an American percussionist of all idioms, jazz drummer, jazz guitarist, music educator, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
- 1971–1978 – Assistant Professor of Music, Texas State University, San Marcos
- 1979–2001 – Director of Percussion Studies, University of South Carolina School of Music
- 2002–2003 – Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina School of Music
- 2003–Present – Distinguished Professor Emeritus
- Hall is the former Coordinator of Percussion at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
- Before joining the USC faculty, he was percussion instructor and director of jazz ensembles at Texas State University, San Marcos.
- Hall was principal timpanist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra, and the Columbia Lyric Opera for twelve years.
- As a drummer, Hall has performed with Rich Little, Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, Barbara Eden, and Red Skelton, as well as with jazz artists Marian McPartland, Bill Watrous, Tom Scott, and Billy Eckstine.
- He is the drummer for the Dick Goodwin Quintet and Big Band.
- Purely for fun, Hall is a member of the Island Close By Steel Drum Band.
- 1961 — Graduated High School, East Bank, West Virginia
- 1965 — Bachelor of Science, Music Education, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery
- 1969 — Master of Music Education from the University of North Texas College of Music. While working on his masters at North Texas, he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band.
- The Dick Goodwin Jazz Quintet, Columbia, South Carolina: Dick Goodwin Musics (1978) OCLC 15125326
- Faculty Sextet, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC School of Music (1989) OCLC 28627427
- Dick Goodwin Quintet, Studio Time, Columbia, South Carolina OCLC 154204802
- The Dick Goodwin Big Band, Studio Time 2, Columbia, South Carolina (2006) OCLC 173024380
- Pete Neighbour, It's Alright With Me, Columbia, South Carolina: Pete Neighbour (E)(No #2) OCLC 28627427
- Recorded in Columbia, South Carolina, January–May 2009
- University of South Carolina: Academic Bulletins: Distinguished Professors Emeriti Retrieved 2 July 2013.
- Official Minutes, Meeting of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees, Sect II.D.5.1.d., June 22, 2001
- Lab Band Picks Personnel, The Dallas Morning News, Oct 25, 1970
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