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Molly Holm

Molly Holm is an unconventional singer and composer who blends jazz, improvisation, and North Indian Raga, reflecting her studies with master vocalist Pandit Pran Nath. For more than eight years, Molly was a key member of Bobby McFerrin's original Voicestra, a group that toured internationally with numerous television appearances and recordings. She has also performed with minimalist composer Terry Riley (Khayal); tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain (Rapt, No Strings); choreographer June Watanabe (E.O. 9066); and the avant-garde George Coates Performance Works (Actual Sho). Molly has been strongly influenced by African-American Roots Music vocalist, Linda Tillery, through collaborations on multiple ensemble projects (Voicestra, SoVoSó, Vocal Front, Jukebox)

Permission

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Improvised Raga; Sea Journey; Permission; The Bear; Go There Now; Goodbye Pork Pie Hat; Secret Words; Something Else; Afro Blue; Straight No Chaser; You Don't Know What Love Is; Song at Seventeen.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Molly Holm: Permission

Read "Permission" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Molly Holm has had a potent progressive ("Avant-garde") presence in the Bay Area for three decades, having been an original member of Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra and was a featured singer with Terry Riley and Zakir Hussain. Creatively, Holm never grew up into the proper, standard-singing chanteuse that many of her contemporaries did, rather she has ...

Take Five With Molly Holm

Read "Take Five With Molly Holm" reviewed by Molly Holm

Meet Molly Holm:Molly Holm is an unconventional singer and composer who blends jazz, improvisation, and North Indian Raga, reflecting her studies with master vocalist Pandit Pran Nath. For eight years plus, Molly was a founding member of Bobby McFerrin's original Voicestra, a group that toured internationally with numerous television appearances and recordings. She has ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer/composer Molly Holm Debuts With "Permission," Feb. 19

Singer/composer Molly Holm Debuts With "Permission," Feb. 19

Molly Holm has been a visionary presence on the Bay Area music scene—as an original member of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra, as a featured singer with Terry Riley and Zakir Hussain, as a Mills College adjunct faculty member—for more than three decades. Her far-ranging artistic pursuits, however, have not included recording an album of her own—until now. ...


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