IRWIN HALL
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Welcome To Irwinhall.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF IRWIN HALL

SAXOPHONIST | FLUTIST | BASS CLARINETIST | EDUCATOR | SONGWRITER | ARRANGER | BANDLEADER

 

b-side: Live in brooklyn

Join Irwin and his band #JUSTMUSIC as they perform his new single “Smile, For Your Lover Comes” LIVE before a studio audience at Bric TV in Brooklyn, NY.

 

the avo sessions: Live in basel switzerland

Catch Irwin on stage performing a completely improvised piece for the Avo Sessions, live in Basel Switzerland. Here you can see him perform his double saxophone technique, made famous by the great Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

 
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About Irwin

 

Irwin got his start at the age of 9 when he won a lottery in school and was gifted an alto saxophone. By the age of 11 he was on stage performing professionally, and soon began winning local, state and national music competitions. Irwin attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian philosophy. His research took him to Japan and China where his music took a deeper, more introspective turn. He learned Japanese and after graduating moved to Tokyo to begin work as a research assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of a major Japanese newspaper. But he was unable to resist his calling, and not long after, while at the Tokyo Jazz Festival, he ran into songstress Melody Gardot who heard him play and immediately hired him to tour with her band. He quit his job and went on back-to-back international tours as the featured soloist with Melody, earning rave reviews and write-ups. He has since gone on to tour, perform, and record with 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, soul icon John Legend, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, and countless more. He has performed in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Prague, New York, Paris, Melbourne, etc. His new sonic collective #JUSTMUSIC captures his unmistakable sound and approach, steeped in tradition, always pushing towards the future.

 

 

Education

Irwin's musical passions also extend into the classroom. He is an avid educator and maintains a regular following of private students around the world. he has taught in seminars and classes on music theory, improvisation, and performance around the globe, including the US, Japan, Switzerland, China, and more. His international appearances include Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Happy-Go- Lucky Big Band in Hong Kong, and the Scuola di Musica Modema in Lugano, Switzerland, to name a few. He regularly gives classes at independent music and charter schools throughout the New York area and maintains a global online private lesson practice. To get to in touch with Irwin about lessons, seminars, or workshops, please click on the box below.

 

 
 
 
 

NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW

“SMILE FOR YOUR LOVER COMES”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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