William "Chan" Hall is a smooth jazz recording artist based in Richmond, Virginia. The name Chan is derived from Channing, which is his middle name. He is influenced by greats to include Herbie Hancock, Brian Culbertson, Marcus Johnson, Bob Baldwin, and Joe Sample. The Wilson, North Carolina native began honing his piano skill at the age of 15 and quickly became a versatile percussionist in his high school's concert band. He was featured on xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, and auxiliary percussion instruments. Because of such a display of musicianship, his band instructor introduced him to the world of jazz through the study of Chick Corea's music. After moving to Richmond, VA, he began to find a deeper passion for piano and jazz. He later produced his debut album, “Dreaming Afterdark”, in 2011. In 2015, Chan released his sophomore album, “Musical Addiction”, a collection of diversified compositions. This album showcased his ability to produce a multi-genre album while simultaneously maintaining the integrity of jazz music. Chan’s 3rd release, “EnCHANtment”, journeys listeners back to his roots in contemporary jazz. EnCHANtment is bursting with smooth jazz for everyday people in need of relaxation through music. Much like his sophomore album, EnCHANtment has also crossed international boundaries and was considered in the 1st round ballots for a Grammy nomination of 3 categories: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album, Best New Age Album, and Best Jazz Instrumental Album. Chan's “Somethin’ 2 Prove” album is on the new collection with blends dreamy chill atmospheres, immersive R&B and edgy urban jazz with the sparkling assistance of guest artists, trumpeter Bill McGee, saxophonists Chris Sclafani, Tony Craddock, Jr. and Marcus Anderson. Chan’s 5 album “Over The Rhoads” is a parallel correlation to the fender rhoads electric piano sound and truck driving which is his secondary profession. Chan’s new album “Summer Cookout” is by far the most contemporary album on the market, with a summertime anthem to give everyone those summer vibes. The media affectionately calls Chan a "smooth dude" because of his demeanor and consistency in producing therapeutic outlets for relaxation through music. Stay tuned for what's in store for this bright musician.