Paiste Artist Since
University Of Missouri
„When you think of Paiste, you think of supreme consistency and a legacy of sonic greatness. Many of my heroes play these cymbals, as well as good friends. From the brightest colors to darkest tones, Paiste covers the sound spectrum like no other. They are a joy to play and hear!“
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Dr. Troy Hall is from Springfield, Missouri. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he became an inaugural member of the Louis Armstrong Foundation Quartet as part of an education outreach program for the New Orleans Public Schools in cooperation with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center. During his time in New Orleans he worked with Ellis Marsalis, Marlon Jordan, Terrence Blanchard, Wendell Brunious, Kermit Ruffins, Randy Brecker, Charlie Miller, Steve Masakowski, Jeremy Davenport, Karin Williams, Nicholas Payton, Leah Chase, Jeremy Pelt, Alvin Batiste, Maurice Brown, Roland Guerin, Ed Peterson, and Brice Winston. He received his Master of Music degree in jazz performance studies at the University of New Orleans while under the drumset tutelage of Troy Davis and Johnny Vidacovich. He has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the New Orleans French Quarter Festival, The Capital Jazz Festival, and the North Sea Jazz festival. For over a decade, he has performed weekly as the house drummer at Murry’s jazz club as a member of the Tom Andes Trio. Dr. Hall holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri, where he teaches drumset, percussion and jazz masterclasses, and ethics and critical thinking courses for the philosophy department. He has given clinics and masterclasses all over the country, including recent presentations at the MoPAS Missouri Day of Percussion and the Jazz Education Network Conference. He is on the Scholarly Research Committee of the Percussive Arts Society, as well as the editorial board for the Journal of Jazz Research and Practice.