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Red Holloway

James W "Red" Holloway was born in Helena, Arkansas on May 31, 1927 to a mother who played piano and a father who played violin. At the age of five, he and his mother moved to Chicago, where he graduated from DuSable High School and attended the Conservatory of Music. During grade school, Red played banjo and harmonica in school bands. His first musical instrument, a tenor sax, was given to him by his stepfather when he was twelve years old. During high school, he was in the DuSable big band, where he sat next to fellow classmate and reedman Johnny Griffin. By age sixteen, and while still in school, he was hired for his first professional engagement by bassist Gene Wright, who later went on to become a member of the Dave Brubeck Quartet

ARTICLE: RADIO

Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More

Read "Nicholas Payton, Carmen McRae's Centennial, Newk with Max Roach & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn

Nicholas Payton appeared a few days ago at the Manship Theatre, downtown Baton Rouge. So, we thought it would be a fine idea to feature several selections from his most recent recording, Relaxin' with Nick. This week we start our Carmen McRae centennial celebration, featuring her with Jack McDuff, Phil Upchurch and Red Holloway 'live..'. a ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Pat Bianchi: B3 Master

Read "Pat Bianchi: B3 Master" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

It may be that young Pat Bianchi had little choice but to follow a career in music. After all, his father and both his grandfathers played professionally in his hometown of Rochester, NY, an area that also produced the likes of the Mangione brothers (Chuck and Gap), pianist Frank Strazzeri, saxophonist Gerry Niewood and drum legend ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2012: The Year in Jazz

Read "2012: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The world of jazz officially went global in 2012, kicked the Grammy Awards in the shins, dealt with economic issues and Mother Nature, and found new ways to innovate in this social media and Internet-savvy age. There were ups and there were downs for both longstanding clubs and festivals, too. Here's a look at ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist Luke Carlos O'Reilly In Media PA On Wed. Jan. 16th!

Pianist Luke Carlos O'Reilly In Media PA On Wed. Jan. 16th!

Jazz Bridge in Media! presents pianist Luke Carlos O’Reilly at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County — 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, PA — on Wednesday January 16th. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. Columbian native O'Reilly, a graduate of Temple University's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer Jackie Ryan Returns; "Listen Here" Also Features John Clayton & Friends

Singer Jackie Ryan Returns; "Listen Here" Also Features John Clayton & Friends

Jackie Ryan teams with Grammy Award winner John Clayton to deliver a tour de force through a myriad of jazz idioms ─ from blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, to luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms ─ and culminates with the title track: a duet with three-time Grammy nominee ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jazz Face: Red Holloway, 1927-2012

Jazz Face: Red Holloway, 1927-2012

One of the still-active veterans of bebop, saxophonist Red Holloway died on February 25th at age 84. And he went down swinging—he had been touring through September 2011 with the Lionel Hampton All-Stars and, although he had postponed some dates this winter, had some upcoming on his 2012 calendar. Red was best known for his work ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011

Read "Red Holloway Quartet: San Diego, February 8, 2011" reviewed by Robert Bush

Red Holloway Quartet with Plas JohnsonSaville Theater, San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CAFebruary 8, 2011 Red Holloway has “been there and done that" when it comes to jazz standards and all forms of the blues. While normally his specialties are both playing the tenor saxophone and belting out blues vocals, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Arlt

Read "Take Five With Michael Arlt" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Michael Arlt:Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and CDs since 1986, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Dan Kostelnik & We Three, José Cortijo, Luciano Biondini, Tony Lakatos, Mathias Ruegg, Adrian Mears,Jon Sass, Portinho Trio: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, ...

Take Five With Antoinette Montague

Read "Take Five With Antoinette Montague" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Antoinette Montague:Antoinette Montague likes to say she simply sings “people music." Make no mistake about it, she is a jazz singer through and through, but one who pushes the genre's boundaries. On her new recording, Behind the Smile, Montague sings classic jazz standards (new and old), resurrects lovely-but-obscure melodies, blends in blues and ...


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