photo by Andrew Hurlbut

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 series of residencies here in which he shares the many dimensions of his activities as soloist, composer, bandleader, and all-round musician.

In tonight's concert, NEC student ensembles coached by Dave Holland will perform his music as well as works from Kenny Wheeler projects in which Holland participated.

Holland Dream of the Elders, Second Thoughts, See Saw, The Balance
Wheeler Gentle Piece

Ah Young Min, voice
Lihi Haruvi, alto saxophone
Kazemde George, tenor saxophone
Dan Gabel, trombone
Jon Elbaz, piano
Thiago Gomes, guitar
Do Young Kim, bass
Nick Linder, drums

Holland Free for All, Lazy Snake, Secret Garden, Winding Way
Wheeler Everybody's Song But My Own

Corinne Cahill, voice
Gabe Dowdy-Terracciano, violin
Jon Gaines, trumpet
Travis Bliss, tenor saxophone
José Soto, piano
Jeremy Marx, guitar
Daniel Raney, bass
Ryan Sands, drums

Full schedule of public events during Dave Holland teaching residency:

2013-11-19 Dave Holland ensembles masterclass
2013-11-21 Dave Holland on his Prism group
2013-11-21 Music of Dave Holland

Date: November 21, 2013 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Brown Hall

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