Hal Roland Quartet

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

Hal Roland Quartet

Southeast Financial Center Stage, 200 S. Biscayne Blvd.

Fri. 2/24/17 – 6 PM

Hal Roland, a Florida native, has been a keyboardist, vocalist, producer, writer, teacher, radio personality, and corporate event coordinator for over 30 years. He graduated from the University of Miami in 1984, with a Bachelor Degree in studio music and jazz.

Throughout his career, Hal has had the privilege of performing and recording with many of the biggest names in contemporary music, including Liza Minnelli, Jon Secada, Quincy Jones, The Bee Gees, and Michael Jackson.

He has performed with his own jazz trio across Europe, toured with the  successful pop group Expose, produced the music for 1492, a musical about Christopher Columbus, chosen by President Bush as the official musical of the 500 year anniversary of Columbus discovering America. In 1992, Hal began a three-year project producing the Music for the television series Star Search, and also performed with Jon Secada.

Hal Roland—piano

Abner Torres–drums

Nicky Orta–bass

John Lovell–trumpet