Bob Hallahan/David Pope Duo

Monday, January 27 @ 8 pm


Pianist Bob Hallahan and saxophonist David Pope have each appeared as jazz performers and educators worldwide, in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and the Jazz Standard in New York, as well as top educational institutions like the Eastman School of Music, the University of Southampton (United Kingdom) and Hacettepe University Conservatory (Turkey). A newly formed duo in 2011, they present music rooted in the jazz tradition, yet infused with fresh musical elements and concepts. 

Jazz pianist Bob Hallahan has performed and taught in a wide variety of venues and institutions around the globe, including concerts at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, tours of Turkey, Russia and China, and numerous jazz clubs, such as Washington D.C.’s Blues Alley, The Jazz Standard in New York and Nardis in Istanbul. He has been heard both as a featured soloist and with such internationally recognized jazz artists as Joe Henderson, Clark Terry and Anita O'Day. Appearing on over 20 recordings, his most recent is The Street Where You Live

An assistant professor in the School of Music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia since 2010, Hallahan taught for many years at both Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, and was artist-in-residence for a semester at Vermont’s Middlebury College. Since 1997, he has taught every summer at Interplay Jazz Camp in Vermont.  

Professor of saxophone David Pope is an active classical and jazz saxophonist, and is an accomplished composer and author. Since 1995, he has authored a regular column in Saxophone Journal. He has presented at major conferences and has given master classes at top institutions including the Eastman School of Music, University of Southampton (UK) and the University of Northern Colorado. He has been featured at the New England Saxophone Symposium. In 2011, he was featured on two recordings: Ted Wiprud’s Fire in Heaven and Earth and Matt Smiley’s Quartet Art. He is an authority on multiphonic technique and has publications with Hal Leonard and Dorn.

Pope trained at the University of Massachusetts, the Eastman School of Music and the University of Miami. He plays R. S. Berkeley “Virtuoso” saxophones and endorses Applied Microphone Technology. His students teach and perform throughout the United States and in Europe.


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