ARTIST QUOTES

DETROIT, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MVDAudio recording artist, Roy Holland Productions artist Bob Holz is bringing his band to Detroit for a free concert at Bert's Entertainment Complex on June 22nd, 2018 at 7pm.

Bob's band features Detroit native Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Salt Lake City guitarist Jamie Glaser on guitar. The band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward is touring to support Bob's hit new album, Visions: Coast To Coast Connection. The album peaked at #17 on the JazzWeek charts. The free show will highlight music from Bob's three albums as a leader.

Before going solo, Bob played with the late jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell. It was through that association that Holz met bassist Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa). Guitarist Jamie Glaser played with Ralphe in the Jean Luc Ponty band in the late 70's. Glaser went on to play with Chick Corea and Bryan Adams.

Holz started his jazz studies in Boston at Berklee College of Music and went on to study privately with Billy Cobham and Dave Weckl. Bob has shared the stage with Larry Coryell, Peter Tosh and Noel Redding. Holz endorses Canopus drums and Paiste cymbals. He is signed to MVD Records and is managed by Roy Holland Productions.

Booking Agent- Eric Cohen, ecohen.1671@gmail.com
Official website, http://www.bobholzband.com 
 

Industry Quotes

NEW YORK - May 19, 2018 - PRLog -- Roy Holland Productions announced today that renowned jazz fusion drummer and composer, Bob Holz has a busy Summer 2018 schedule with a featured song on Jazziz Magazine's Summer CD, a concert in Detroit, a recording session in New York City with jazz great Mike Stern and a series of record dates in Los Angeles.

On June 12th Jazziz Magazine will feature Bob's tune, Jammim Man on their Summer CD. The tune is off Bob's most recent album on MVD Audio, Visions: Coast To Coast Connection, which was released last February and climbed to #17 on the JazzWeek radio airplay charts. The song features an amazing drum performance by Bob Holz and epic performance contributions by Grammy winners Stanley Clarke (bass) and Randy Brecker (trumpet). Rounding out the lineup was bass legend and Bob Holz's band mate, Ralphe Armstrong, Austrian guitar wizard Alex Machacek, Italian sax phenom Ada Rovatti and Los Angeles based session great Billy Steinway on keyboards.

Jazziz will also review the album in their July issue and spotlight it in the unveiling of their new website in July as well.

On June 22nd, Holz will be performing with his touring band, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward featuring Ralphe Armstrong and Jamie Glaser at Bert's Entertainment Complex in Detroit, MI.

This is a unique opportunity to see a rising star in the jazz fusion world who is garnering heavy radio airplay and review accolades internationally. Don't miss this free concert in Detroit this June!

Holz made his name playing with the late guitar genius Larry Coryell, with whom he recorded two albums and played numerous concerts. Bassist Ralphe Armstrong cut his teeth with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra and went on to play with Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Jean Luc Ponty and Aretha Franklin. Guitarist Jamie Glaser also currently plays part time with Jean Luc Ponty in the Anderson- Ponty band which features former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson. Glaser has also played with Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer and Bryan Adams.

On June 26th, Holz will once again go into the studio to begin his next album due out Spring 2019. Joining Bob will be Grammy nominated and international jazz fusion guitar giant, Mike Stern. They will enter Bunker Studios in Brooklyn, NY accompanied by Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Billy Steinway on keyboards. Trumpeter Randy Brecker will record his parts in August due to a heavy touring schedule. The session will be devoted to recording four new Holz /Steinway tunes and will be engineered by Grammy nominated and Platinum recording engineer, Dennis Moody. Mike Stern previously appeared on Holz's first album, A Vision Forward which was released in 2016.

In mid July, Holz will enter the studio in Los Angeles to finish his next album. This time he will be working directly out of engineer Dennis Moody's studio. Bob will be recording for the first time with saxophone virtuoso, Brandon Fields (George Benson, Ray Charles, Tower Of Power).

MVD Audio recording artist, Bob Holz is managed by Roy Holland Productions and is produced by Rob Stathis. Holz endorses Canopus drums and Paiste cymbals.

Booking Agent:
Eric Cohen
ecohen.1671@gmail.com
315-935-6052
http://www.bobholzband.com




"Holz's third album as a leader transfers his personal vision into a broadly entertaining sojourn, underscored with congenial qualities and a distinct game-plan." 

Glenn Astarita / All About Jazz​


"We are indeed in the presence of a beautiful jazz album where the musicians reveal all their talent through a shimmering musical work and leading to move us."

Thirionet Philippe / Music In Belgium


"Bob Holz is one of the top jazz fusion drummers and composers on the scene today."

Matt Micucci /Jazziz Magazine​


"The kind of pro throughout set that you can't say anything about except it's damn good, this right on set doesn't sound like a requiem, it sounds like an affirmation of life. Contemporary jazzbos will have a good time here." 

Chris Spector / Midwest Record


“Drummer Holz, has surrounded himself with the crème de la crème of smooth jazz nobility including appearances by Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker and Steve Weingart.”- Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.

 
“Here is a contemporary, smooth-jazz CD that incorporates rhythm and blues, rock and pop in a pleasant, easy listening way.”- Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.

 “Holz captures a strong groove with sticks flashing and time locked down, cement hard.” Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.

 “This is fusion played as it was meant to be played…… . Fusaholics, you know who you are and this is what you’ve been waiting for.  Smoking hot stuff throughout.” - Chris Spector/ Jazz Critic.

 “By blending the extraordinary musicianship of his band and special guests with infectious melodies and grooves, A Vision Forward brings the creative energy of Bob Holz front and center.” Bruce Pilato/ Music Journalist.

 “Both Bob Holz and this album are sure to make a lasting mark in the world of popular contemporary jazz.” Bruce Pilato/ Music Journalist.




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 " Bob Holz is a musical visionary. He fits the mold of a wonderfully different drummer".
Larry Coryell
 
" Bob’s polyrhythmic style makes him one of the funkiest drummers on the international jazz scene."
Ralphe Armstrong
 
" Bob's new album, Visions and Friends is a masterpiece!"

Randy Brecker