All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Dennis Hollingsworth

Drummer, Concerned Social Spirit and Jazz Fan.

About Me

I am currently in the midst of a thirty five year love affair with jazz music. If lucky, I may get another twenty five or so before it's time to move on. I have been a student, player and listener throughout, having spent a few years at Arizona State in the 70s with guys like Frank Smith, Lewis Nash, Alan Chase, Frank Kimbrough and my brother, Mark Lyons. Playing today is largely a hobby, but supporting the music by purchasing recordings and attending live performances is paramount to my well being. Music and art are as important to my soul as food and breath are to my body. Concern for the community at large and the good fortune of my fellow ‘travelers’ highlight my thoughts and efforts. A couple of my favorite quotes; “I merely took the time to pout and wrote down some blues,” Duke Ellington. “Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others,” Oscar Wilde.

My Favorites

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.