Bob studied at Berklee College of Music with Gary Chaffee and Joe Hunt. He went on to study privately with Billy Cobham.
Bob has worked with John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Ralphe Armstrong, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Stanley Clarke, Darryl Jones, Jean Luc Ponty, Dean Brown, Alex Acuna, Airto Moreira, Ric Fierabracci, Brandon Fields, Chet Catallo, Jamie Glaser, Steve Weingart, Ada Rovatti, Mike Miller, Ben Shepherd, Dian Moreira and Billy Steinway.
" Bob Holz fits the mold of a different drummer and Visions and Friends is a very good album".
" I love Bob's work with John McLaughlin and Jean Luc Ponty"
" Bob's new album with Darryl Jones will be his best album yet"
" Bob Holz played his heart out on our album! ".
" Great players and excellent compositions make for a winning combination on Bob's new album Visions: Coast To Coast Connection."
"Drummer Bob Holz has firmly established himself as one of the premier drummers and band leaders in jazz."
Keivu G. Knox / Smooth Jazz Magazine
"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.