She is not a performer one can forget easily, for Mercedes Hall is quite unique, a jazz stylist who has created her own category – LA Jazz
Originally from Boston, from a large and musical family, “I was born singing,” Mercedes for years has garnered critical praise and audiences’ appreciation not only for her jazz and bluesy vocals but for her witty repartee as well. From Los Angeles to Chicago, to New York City and into New England, Mercedes is an in demand vocalist/performer at the most prestigious jazz clubs and festivals. Anchored by pianist and collaborator Glafkos Kontermentious who takes the lead in showcasing the impressive trio as an integral part of Mercedes’ sound. She has also collaborated with celebrated producers Andre Fischer, Steve Skinner, Andy Marvel, Barry Eastmond, who says “Mercedes is a fantastic singer…,” and pianist/producer Arturo O’Farrill on her albums.
An espresso-rich blend of Dinah Washington sass, Lena Horne sophistication, and Cleo Laine musicality is how JazzTimes describes Mercedes’ performances that are quite a treat to experience in person. …A wicked generator of moods…as stated by the Hollywood Reporter, the NY Post exclaimed …Hall has a dazzling range, cultured voice and stellar presence.
Mercedes is presently gearing up for the late fall and winter jazz club season with new material and a re-working of standards and ‘oldies-but goodies’ with her fresh interpretations and style plus she is working on a new album.
For more info, bookings, get her albums, or just to listen and see Mercedes in performance go to www.mercedeshall.com