Founded by renowned bass player Dan Hall, the 2 and a Bass Trio originated in SW Missouri in 2001. The original members came together while playing in the Lawrence Welk Orchestra at the Champange Theater in Branson, MO. The mixed instrumentation, flute, violin, and bass, affords the group the ability to convincingly play a wider variety of musical styles then a standard string trio or quartet. They easily perform material from the traditional classical repertoire while excelling at jazz and pop tunes. Many of the arrangements in their library are original and special song requests from a client can be accommodated.
Trio leader and founding member Dan Hall would be happy to discuss all of your musical needs with you. His years of experience as a professional bassist are reflected in his wonderful ability to negotiate a wide range of musical genres. In the course of his 4 decade career he has played with/for such notables as; Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Itzhal Perlman, Arthur Fiedler, Pavarotti, George Benson, John Denver, Rosemary Clooney, The 5th Dimension, Frankie Avalon, The Lawrence Welk Orchestra, Miss Patti Page, and Les Brown’s Band of Renown. On the classical side he has performed with symphony orchestras in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas and Virginia.
The trio can tailor, pun intended, their appearance to suit/compliment any event. Tuxedo, suit and tie, all black, with or without jacket and tie or something more casual. Just let them know what you desire.