Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sony Holland Quintet @ The Rrazz Room

"Sony Holland looks like a movie star and sings like a dream!
But listen closely and you'll hear some of the best
original material around written by her husband, 
Jerry Holland. Their special connection onstage as he
plays his guitar so brilliantly is what sets this show apart
from any other!" Andrea Marcovicci

To my dear Bay Area friends,

Breaking news... I'll be bringing my band from Los Angeles up to San Francisco to play at the The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko. The Rrazz is one of the best listening rooms anywhere so I am very excited about these shows.

Here are the details:
The Sony Holland Quintet
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102 

Thursday, June 7 @ 8pm
Friday, June 8 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 9 @ 9pm
Sunday, June 10 @ 7pm

For Tickets:

I look forward to seeing you there!

Here is the band for these concerts:

Andy Langham, piano: Andy is one of the top pianists working in L.A.'s verdant jazz scene. A few of his credits include touring, performing or recording with a wide variety of artists such as Pancho Sanchez, Christian McBride, New York Voices, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, Ray Price, Terence Blanchard, Debby Boone, Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Charo, The Coasters, Ravi Coltrane, Larry Coryell, The Four Freshmen, Lainie Kazan, Sally Kellerman, Dave Liebman, Willie Nelson, The Platters, Lew Soloff, and Steve Turre. Wow... and now yours truly!

David Hughes, bass: David played bass on my CD SANSSOUCI, and has been in the band for all of my recent shows at Vitello's. Born in Sweden and now based in LA, David received his first important break when Wayne Henderson invited him to join the legendary Jazz Crusaders. Other credits include Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge, Burt Bacharach, etc... Currently he fills his schedule touring and recording with renowned pianist/radio personality David Benoit and with recording sessions and local performances spanning jazz to rock and classical music.
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Kendall Kay, drums: Kendall played percussion on SANSSOUCI. He was born in Durban, South Africa. Since arriving in Los Angeles in 1987 he has been a 'first call' drummer on the live jazz scene. His credits include playing or recording with  Kenny Burrell, Phil Upchurch, Bob Sheppard, Allan Broadbent, Kyle Eastwood, Rickie Lee Jones, Jack Jones and many more. I've had the good fortune to work with Kendall frequently. Aside from being a remarkably sensitive musician (especially for a drummer!) he is a great comrade to have on the bandstand.

Jerry Holland, guitar: Jerry also played on the sessions for SANSSOUCI. What goes into making a musician out of a songwriter? Jerry gets up at 4:30 in the morning to practice for several hours every day. If I'm lucky he doesn't wake me up:) In jazz slang "he's been in the shed" and we inspire each other to keep taking the music to a higher level. Since jazz groups generally don't get a whole lot of rehearsal time it is great to have someone in the band who knows the material inside & out. As a songwriter Jerry wrote the music and lyrics to the #1 Country song FRIENDS as recorded by John Michael Montgomery on Atlantic Records. Jerry had staff writing deals with Warner/Chappell and Mike Curb Music in Nashville.

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to hear your LA band and to have you and Jerry back home in SF. A week of S and J music - AWESOME!