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"An exquisite interpreter of song, Mr Holt is exemplary. Indeed, there are very few like him." - Raul DaGama - JazzDaGama
"He has found the elusive balance sought by all jazz musicians: the balance between the craft of performing music that is recognizable as being in the traditions of jazz, and the artistry of creating a very personal expression within those same traditions." - Ed Wise - Tri-State Jazz Society
New album release! "Once Upon a Summertime -The Music of Blossom Dearie" - Sharon Sable and Joe Holt - click on the Blossom Dearie Project tab above.
"Sharon and Joe sound exquisite. Their shared purpose and musical compatibility is so strong that they often sound like a single pianist-singer rather than two individuals. Blossom Dearie would have approved." - Scott Yanow (LA Jazz Scene).
A note from Joe:
"I'm one of these crazy people who has lived life with a sense of a calling, rather than perusing what might actually make sense (for "normal" folk). For over 45 years, starting as a teenager in the 1970's, I have been a full time performing pianist. I'm blessed to have lived this life, and suspect that I'm not finished. As you navigate around my website, you will get a sense of what I'm about (traditionally minded piano, in the moment), what I've done (extensive regional preforming, some bursts of national along the way), and what I'm doing now (comfortably settled on Maryland's Eastern Shore, making a contribution and sharing the space). And I'd love to share music, in the space, with you."
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