Jim Hall, from Iowa City, is a self-taught musician who started very young. He was at first a drummer, working in a family band with his father (Hammond Organ) and his brother (trumpet). He played vibes in college, then became more interested in the piano.
Among his jazz idols: Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock.
Like the Eddie Piccard Quartet, he enjoys playing jazz standards–songs the audience knows and can appreciate. And he likes playing requests.
He will join Jon Wilson, Scott Barnum, and Rich Martin at the Longbranch Friday, April 15th, from 7:00-11:00.