First is the news of the recent release of a third Phat Planet studio session starring Jeremy Fratti (saxophone), Richard Drexler (piano), Marco Bojorquez (bass), Greg Parnell (drums), and me on vibraphone. These are uploaded to YouTube. Here's one from the album as an example:
Coming this summer are a number of scheduled performances around the area which can be found at my Concerts page. Coming next Friday, May 13, I am playing solo keyboard at the Venetian Bay Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach.
Upcoming performances scheduled with the Greg Parnell Trio at Hollerbach's in Sanford include May 19, June 9, June 23, and July 7.
I am performing for the first time this year in the New Smyrna Beach Jazz Festival, on May 21, 2022, starring the James Hall Trio at the Marriott Springhill Suites by the beach, from 5:30-7:30 PM on piano and vibraphone, joined by Marco Bojorquez on bass and Greg Parnell on drums. There's no admission charge.
I'll be at the Coronado Center just off Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach on Sunday, June 19 on vibraphone, joined by Marco Bojorquez and Greg Parnell for a sponsored, free-admission concert from 3-5 PM.
Later this summer I'll be at the Hub on Canal for two performances. The September 25th concert from 11 AM-1 PM is the James Hall Trio with Marco Bojorquez and Greg Parnell while the October 1 Gallery Walk music is a solo performance.
This is, of course, the first full summer I've been able to be a part of the New Smyrna music scene since the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, and I look forward to a full schedule of live performances.