Grammy and Emmy nominated bassist, composer and educator Russell Hall is a national and international performer residing in New York City. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, he started playing the double bass at the age of 14 when he was invited to attend Dillard Center For the Arts as a part of the jazz ensemble. Russell was awarded the prize of "Most Outstanding Bassist" all three years of his participation. While in high school, he also garnered national acclaim as a member of the 2012 Jazz Band of America, the Vail Jazz Workshop, as well as being a Young Arts and Grammy Jazz Ensemble Finalist. A highlight for Hall also included a write up in Jet Magazine by jazz ambassador Wynton Marsalis as being "A Jazz Star of The Future" while at the tender age of 17. Russell is a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School where he was a student of master bassists Ron Carter and Ben Wolfe. Currently, Russell can be seen at some of New York's most renowned jazz venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Small's, Smoke, The Blue Note, The Jazz Standard and Ginny's Supper Club with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, The Heath Brothers, Jon Hendricks, Kathleen Battle, Herlin Riley, Cyrus Chestnut, Jimmy Cobb, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, Emmet Cohen and Harold Mabern among others. Russell was also a part of the EMMY nominated film HBO: Masterclass with Wynton Marsalis where he along with other students were coached by Marsalis and featured in a performance with Marsalis. Russell has also been fortunate to bring the joy of jazz around the world at venues in Japan, Israel, Russia, Europe, Cape Verde, South America and the Caribbean.
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The hottest little jazz club around is GPAC’s Jazz in the Box! Featuring both new and well-established artists, Jazz in the Box gives you an opportunity to get up close and personal with live jazz. Cabaret seating and drinks for purchase make this a perfect way to kick off your weekend. Each Jazz in the Box has two performances at 7:00PM and 8:30PM unless otherwise noted.