La Tanya Hall

  • Associate Professor of Jazz Voice

Areas of Study

Education

  • BA, University of Colorado at Boulder

Biography

Multifaceted vocalist La Tanya Hall has collaborated with a long list of celebrated performers across a variety of genres, including Harry Belafonte, Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Rob Thomas. She has appeared as a soloist with the American Composer’s Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, and the St. Louis Symphony, among other ensembles.

Hall has taught at the New School and at Five Towns College in Long Island, N.Y. She has sung at festivals around the world and teaches master classes with the National YoungArts Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she studied music and journalism.

Hall counts her years devoted to teaching among the most rewarding experiences of her career. “I respect the process and consider it a gift to be able to teach this next generation the fundamentals of the jazz vocal legacy,” she says. “This music is steeped in tradition, and I continue to be touched and amazed at the dedication of the younger generations to keep it alive.”

Her debut recording, It’s About Time, was released in 2008 to widespread acclaim. In 2019, Hall released Say Yes with pianist and producer Andy Milne and his Unison Trio made up of John Hébert on bass and drummer Clarence Penn. 

News

This Week in Photos: Musical Interludes

May 6, 2021

A group of students wearing crimson choir robes standing among tall wild blades of grass serves as inspiration for this week’s photo series.

Taking a Shine to TIMARA

May 5, 2021

Vocalist and philosophy major Diana Gruber ’22 crafted an innovative conservatory major—and an alter ego to match.

Live From the Cat

September 2, 2020

The campus community was treated to a live-streamed jazz performance on August 28 from the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. The virtual concert was a first for the student-run performance space.