James A. Hall, Sr. (born 1947) is an American percussionist of all idioms, jazz drummer, jazz guitarist, music educator, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Music.1971–1978 – Assistant Professor of Music, Texas State University, San Marcos
1979–2001 – Director of Percussion Studies, University of South Carolina School of Music
2002–2003 – Distinguished Professor, University of South Carolina School of Music
2003–Present – Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Hall is the former Coordinator of Percussion at the University of South Carolina School of Music.
Before joining the USC faculty, he was percussion instructor and director of jazz ensembles at Texas State University, San Marcos.
Hall was principal timpanist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and the South Carolina Chamber Orchestra, and the Columbia Lyric Opera for twelve years.
As a drummer, Hall has performed with Rich Little, Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, Barbara Eden, and Red Skelton, as well as with jazz artists Marian McPartland, Bill Watrous, Tom Scott, and Billy Eckstine.
He is the drummer for the Dick Goodwin Quintet and Big Band.
Purely for fun, Hall is a member of the Island Close By Steel Drum Band.
1961 — Graduated High School, East Bank, West Virginia
1965 — Bachelor of Science, Music Education, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery
1969 — Master of Music Education from the University of North Texas College of Music. While working on his masters at North Texas, he was a member of the One O'Clock Lab Band.
The Dick Goodwin Jazz Quintet, Columbia, South Carolina: Dick Goodwin Musics (1978) OCLC 15125326
Faculty Sextet, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC School of Music (1989) OCLC 28627427
Dick Goodwin Quintet, Studio Time, Columbia, South Carolina OCLC 154204802
The Dick Goodwin Big Band, Studio Time 2, Columbia, South Carolina (2006) OCLC 173024380
Pete Neighbour, It's Alright With Me, Columbia, South Carolina: Pete Neighbour (E)(No #2) OCLC 28627427
Recorded in Columbia, South Carolina, January–May 2009