In July 1968, Miles Davis was so impressed with a London performance by jazz bassist Dave Holland that he asked Holland to join his band. On the road with Davis for two years, Holland also recorded on classic Davis albums, including Bitches Brew. Holland subsequently formed the group Circle with Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, and Barry Altschul, and continued to work with such jazz notables as Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, and Sam Rivers.
In the 1980s, Holland was part of several jazz combos and taught at NEC. He currently leads a quintet, and is a 2005 and 2007 Grammy winner for his big band and for his work with Herbie Hancock.
Awarded an honorary degree by NEC in spring 2004, that fall Holland began a twice-yearly series of residencies in which he shares the many dimensions of his activity as soloist, composer, bandleader, and all-round musician.
At the start of a one-week teaching residency at NEC, Holland along with pianist Jason Moran offers this public masterclass for NEC Jazz students; later this evening, students will perform his music in Brown Hall.
Full schedule of public events during Dave Holland teaching residency:
2015-03-03 Dave Holland small combos Masterclass
2015-03-05 Dave Holland and Jason Moran Masterclass
2015-03-05 Music of Dave Holland in Brown Hall
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