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UPCOMING IN 2017 (selected):
Saturday February 25th, 8:00 PM w/Chris Merz Quartet Amherst College Buckley Recital Hall First half of concert is the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble featuring a premiere composition by Chris Merz; second half is Chris Merz, saxes/composer, Jeff Holmes, piano John Nuhn, bass and Jon Mele, drums
Sunday February 26th, 5:00 PM Assumption Church, Ansonia, CT PAUL WINTER CONSORT Jeff Holmes, piano
Monday February 27 ,7:30 – 10 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastworks) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, Ma. Jazz, Blues, Soul, and more! No Cover!
Thursday March 9, 7:30 PM Bowker Auditorium, UMASS Annual Jazz Showcase: Spotlight on Music from the Movies!”, Jeff Holmes, producer/coordinator Performances by Jazz Ensemble I, Chapel Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Ensemble, Chamber Jazz Ensembles, guests and more!
Friday March 24, 2017 7:30 Bowker Auditorium UMASS Sax Symposium night of premieres UMASS Jazz Ensemble I and UMASS Symphony Orchestra perform premieres by Jeff Holmes and Felipe All respectively with guest artists — more details to follow
Monday March 27, 7:30 – 10 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastworks) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, Ma. Jazz, Blues, Soul, and more! No Cover!
Monday January 30, 2017 7:30 – 10 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastworks) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, Ma. Jazz, Blues, Soul, and more! No Cover!
Thursday January 26, 2017 7:30 PM: UMASS Jazz Faculty Recital: Bezanson Recital Hall UMASS Jeff Holmes, piano Felipe Salles, sax Catherine Jensen-Hole, vocals Tom Giampietro, drums Shigefumi Tomita, bass and special guest Bill Fanning, trumpet playing Originals and Standards
Friday January 6th, Log Cabin, Easthampton: Jeff Holmes, piano/leader and Dawning Holmes, vocals with the WGBY Masterpiece Ball Orchestra — playing period music of the 1920s & 1930sWGBY Masterpiece Ball
2017 WGBY Masterpiece Ball Mystery Masquerade
It’s a MYSTERY! Masquerade.FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 20176–11 P.M.THE LOG CABIN500 EASTHAMPTON ROAD, HOLYOKE, MA
Saturday December 10th 7:00 -11:00 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes and Rob Zappulla, vocals: New England Public Radio Holiday Ball (Arrive at 7 for complimentary dance lessons!) Hadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell Street, Rt 9 (Hampton Village Barn Shops) Hadley, MA “Dance the night away in our swank 1950’s inspired nightclub with music by The Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes singing Ella Fitzgerald and Rob Zappula covering Frank Sinatra. Sip signature cocktails, indulge in exquisite hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts throughout the evening. Get decked out! Vintage attire encouraged.’ General Tickets are $125 Special 35 & under ticket price: $50 Presented by New England Public Radio Visit NEPR.net/Jazzholidayparty for more information.
Monday December 12 7:30 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastworks) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA. No Cover! Special Holiday- themed performance — classic jazz, popular, r&b and tv hits
Monday November 21st 7:30 PM: Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastwards) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA. No Cover!
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th 7:30 PM: Dawning Holmes, vocals w/Jeff Holmes, musical director, opening for Bob Newhart at Foxwoods Casino, CT.
Jeff Holmes Big Band Featuring Dawning Holmes at the 121 Club at Eastworks, Mondays, 10/24, 9/26, 8/29
Dawning Holmes, vocals and Jeff Holmes Beat Brassierie Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 3/2/2016 , piano email@example.com
Annual Jazz Showcase, March 1, 2016: “Spotlight on Brazil” – UMASS Ensembles & Guests
Jeff Holmes piano with the Paul Winter Consort April 10, 2016 Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek 55 East Kings Highway Chester, Connecticut 06412 860-526-8920 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Paul Winter Consort is an American musical group, led by soprano saxophonist Paul Winter, one of the pioneers of world music. Founded in 1967, the group mixes elements of jazz, classical music, world music and the sounds of animals and nature. Welcome Spring with their program “In Celebration of the Earth.”
Jeff Holmes Big Band April 24th, 2016
Canton High School 76 Simonds Ave, Canton, CT, 06019, United States Get Directions
Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes CT Music Educators Conference April 28, 2016
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT
Jeff Holmes with Paul Winter Consort Summer Solstice Celebration
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC
On Saturday morning, June 18th, at 4:30am, the Consort and I will be presenting our 21st annual Summer Solstice Celebration at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine [ buy tickets ]. The players will be Eugene Friesen, cello; Paul McCandless, English horn and oboe; Jeff Holmes, piano; Ray Nagem, pipe organ; myself on soprano sax; and multiple percussionists.
This event is our musical welcome to the summer. Summer Solstice is one of the great turning points of the year, when the sun is at its peak and the days abound with the promise of life’s fullness. My dream, with this sunrise celebration, is to offer an experience of this resonance, in the mystical ambience of these early morning hours, through a deep listening journey within the awesome space of this largest cathedral in the world. Our music begins in total darkness, and proceeds in a continuous flow, emanating from different places in the Cathedral. Gradually, as the great stained glass windows begin to illuminate, the light joins the sound to carry us into the first dawning of the summer.
JEFF HOLMES, trumpet, with Kal David, guitar/vocals and the Real Deal, Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT Saturday July 30th, 8:00 PM