1920 to 1967
May 15, 1901 in St. John the Baptist Parish
February 11, 1967
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Edmond Hall (15 May 1901, Reserve, Louisiana - 11 February 1967, Boston) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. His father Edward Blainey Hall and mother Caroline Duhe had eight children, Priscilla (1893), Moretta (1895), Viola (1897), Robert (1899), Edmond (1901), Clarence (1903), Edward (1905) and Herbert (Herb, 1907). It took Edmond Hall a long period to develop his own musical individuality, but by the early '40s he had a very distinctive and dirty sound on the clarinet that was immediately recognizable within one note.