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Holly Holmes

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Jazz vocalist and musicologist Holly Holmes began singing as a young girl growing up in Wisconsin. Through the good fortune of an excellent high school music program, Holly developed a lifelong love for jazz and Brazilian music. She earned a degree in jazz studies from Western Michigan University and following graduation in 2000 was awarded an internship with the jazz programming department at Washington DC's prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. There she assisted with the Dr. Billy Taylor radio series as well as working as an audio engineer for other live performances featuring Nnenna Freelon, Kurt Elling, Freddy Cole, and several others. Her debut album The Climb (2001) reflects Holly's varied influences

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Magos Herrera: Distancia

Read "Distancia" reviewed by Holly Holmes


Mexican jazz vocalist Magos Herrera may not be a household name among jazz audiences, but she certainly deserves to be. With the release of her seventh album as a leader, Distancia (Sunnyside, 2009) shows off not only her rich contralto voice but also an artist with expressive depth. Distancia is an extraordinarily diverse ...

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Kat Edmonson: Kat Edmonson: Take To The Sky

Read "Kat Edmonson: Take To The Sky" reviewed by Holly Holmes


Jazz vocalist Kat Edmonson summed up her musical philosophy best when she told journalist Joey Guerra, “I just think good music is good music." The Austin-based singer's album Take To The Sky draws half of its repertoire from America's most timeless Tin Pan Alley songwriters, including the Gershwins and Cole Porter. The other half of the ...

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the Climb

Label: a wHOLe MESs o' me Records
Released: 2005


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