LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz fusion drummer and recording artist Bob Holz has released a new video featuring Darryl Jones bassist in the Rolling Stones and former American Idol contestant, vocalist Elliott Yamin. It was shot at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA and is a cover tune of Make Me Smile by Chicago.
Bob Holz will be playing with his band A Vision Forward on March 3rd, 2023 at Café Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY. His band features guitarist Steve Robinson and bassist Vynce Watson. He will be there to support his upcoming album Holz-Stathis: Collaborative which is produced by Rob Stathis, engineered by Dennis Moody and features Darryl Jones, Randy Brecker, Jean Luc Ponty, John McLaughlin and Elliot Yamin.
Holz recently endorsed Ahead Drumsticks and is a long time endorsee of Paiste cymbals and Canopus drums. Bob has released six albums on MVD Audio. Holz got his break playing and recording with guitarist Larry Coryell from 2015-2017. He has gone on to perform and record with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop including Elliot Yamin, Darryl Jones, Mike Stern, Jean Luc Ponty, John Mclaughlin, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Stanley Clarke, Alex Acuna, Airto Moreira, Ralphe Armstrong, Billy Steinway, Dean Brown, Brandon Fields, Chet Catallo, Ada Rovatti, Diana Moreira, Jamie Glaser, Steve Weingart, Mike Miller, Ben Shepherd, Ric Fierabracci, Krishna Booker, Frank Stepanek, Alex Machacek, Dave Goldberg, David Porter, Ido Meshulam, Bill Churchville and Andrew Ford. Bob Holz received a Syracuse Area Music Award in 2018 for his album Silverthorne. He attended Berklee College of Music and studied with Billy Cobham and Dave Weckl. Bob's band, A Vision Forward has performed across the United States in Los Angeles, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. In 2022 they performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival.
MANHATTAN, Nov. 22, 2022 / PRLOG-
Jazz fusion drummer Bob Holz released a new single titled Bob's Blues on November 15th, 2022. The track was recorded at Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood, CA and features Holz -drums/composer, Ralphe Armstrong-bass, Chet Catallo-guitar, Billy Steinway-piano and Dave Goldberg—saxophone. The tune explores Holz's love of blending jazz fusion with smooth jazz elements to create a radio friendly atmosphere.
"A live audience's participation charges our performance and results in the band locking into the zone all jazz players love to find" say Holz. Bob has headlined three times at Catalina's where Stanley Clarke and Darryl Jones discovered his band. That led to a recording collaboration with Stanley Clarke on Bob's album, Visions: Coast To Coast Connection which charted at #17 on the Jazz Week radio airplay chart. Darry Jones (Rolling Stones, Miles Davis) also took note of Holz and has subsequently recorded five new tacks with Bob which will be on Holz's next album due out in 2023.
Holz and Jones also shot a promotional video for the album last June at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood.
The new album due out next year also features compositions and keyboards by Holz's musical partner Billy Steinway. Bob has collaborated with Billy on all five of his MVD Audio releases going back to 2016.Rob Stathis serves as Executive Producer on the album and contributes vocals as well. Dennis Moody recorded and mixed the record.
The new album titled, Holz-Stathis: Collaborative features Bob Holz, John McLaughlin, Ralphe Armstrong, Dean Brown, Darryl Jones, Randy Brecker, Jean Luc Ponty, Airto Moreira, Alex Acuna, Joey Heredia, Brandon Fields, Ada Rovatti, Jamie Glaser, Elliot Yamin, Karen Briggs, Ric Fierabracci, Ben Shepherd, Billy Steinway, Diana Moreira, Krishna Booker, James Moody, Rob Stathis, Bill Churchville, Ido Meshulam and Frank Stepanek. The release of Holz's new single in 2022 builds on Bob's track record and is creating a buzz around the release of his upcoming record for 2023.
Bob Holz endorses Canopus drums and Paiste cymbals. He is signed to MVD Audio.