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Jim Holton

Jim Holton has performed extensively in the Delaware Valley, New York and New Jersey with several groups including the critically acclaimed "Rhythm and Brass" and the "Joe Sudler Swing Machine", which backed artists such as Jon Faddis, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton and Al Grey. The musicians he has worked with over the years include bassists Tyrone Brown, Mike Boone, Lee Smith and Charles Fambrough; drummers Byron Landham, Mickey Roker, Billy James, Dave Gibson and Cornell Rochester; horn players John Swana, Bob Howell, Bootsy Barnes and Larry McKenna.

Among Jim's recordings are Mike Boone's "Better Late Than Never", Tyrone Brown's "The Magic Within" and "Bass Works", Barry Sames' "Celebration" and a sound track for a documentary film "Strokes of Genius" that was composed by Dr

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Article: Jazz Goes to College

University of the Arts “Z” Big Band: Jumpin’ at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Read "University of the Arts “Z” Big Band: Jumpin’ at the Monterey Jazz Festival" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Umiversity of the Arts “Z" Big Band Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA September 17, 2017 [This article is a follow-up to the review of the “Z" Band Reception and Kickoff Concert in Philadelphia on September 7. If you want to know a little more about the band, ...

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Article: Live Review

Jim Holton: Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 2013

Read "Jim Holton: Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 2013" reviewed by Wade Luquet


Jim HoltonTemple UniversityPhiladelphia, PAMarch 7, 2013It's not often that one would want to cover a senior recital, but the rules change when the senior music student is fifty-two year old Philadelphia piano great Jim Holton. Holton took a thirty-year break from his studies at Temple University's famed jazz program to play ...

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News: Event

Jazz Bridge Presents @ Philadelphia City Hall, Wednesday April 11th!

To celebrate National Jazz Appreciation Month and to strengthen City Hall's role as a cultural center, the city of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy will present Jazz Bridge on Wednesday, April 11th from 5:30-6:30 p.m as part of the City Hall Presents! initiative. Appearing will be saxophonist Umar Raheem, pianist Jim Holton, ...

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Article: Big Band Caravan

Stan Kenton Orchestra - DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Captain Black Big Band / Washington State University

Read "Stan Kenton Orchestra - DePaul University Jazz Ensemble / Captain Black Big Band / Washington State University" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Stan Kenton Orchestra / DePaul University Jazz EnsembleDouble Feature, Vol. 1Tantara Productions2010 Some of us are old enough to remember double features, but they were in movie theatres, not concert halls or recording studios, and, as memory serves, were never quite as enchanting or memorable as this ...

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News: Event

New Orleans Feast and Jazz Jam in Chestnut Hill (PA) on October 17th

Come hear Jim Holton, Cindy Leblanc and friends! Authentic New Orleans dinner prepared by All About Jazz's gumbo central gourmand Wade Luquet. Chestnut Hill United Church (Directly across from Chestnut Hill Hospital) Sunday, October 17, 5pm-8pm $20 includes food and music. Musicians eat free! For more information: 215-242-9321 ...

Album

No Green Bananas

Label: Dreambox Media
Released: 2009
Track listing: Blues; Damon Holton Introduction; My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice; Blues for Royal; Katy; Beautiful Voice; One for Sir Price; Prayer; Prayer for Healing; Wright is Wright; Song for My Mother; No Green Bananas; Blues; Her Majesties Danze.

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Article: Album Review

Jim Holton: No Green Bananas

Read "No Green Bananas" reviewed by Wade Luquet


Listening to Jim Holton's CD No Green Bananas, there is a sense that he is not only a good musician, but a good person. This is a very personal CD for Holton, who dedicates the work to God and seems to include all of the people in his life that have paved the way for him ...


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