Upcoming Performances

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For booking info contact  Dawna@fathomarts.com or visit the contact page

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 

Don’t Miss Out!!!!!!!!!!

upcoming for 2017:

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 & 1930s

WGBY Masterpiece Ball
2017 WGBY Masterpiece Ball Mystery Masquerade
It’s a MYSTERY! Masquerade.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017
6–11 P.M.
THE LOG CABIN
500 EASTHAMPTON ROAD, HOLYOKE, MA

Thursday January 26th, 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 Bob Ferrier, guitar and special guest Bill Fanning, trumpet                  Playing Originals and Standards

Monday January 30th,7:30 – 10 PM:  Jeff Holmes Big Band with Dawning Holmes, vocals at the 121 Club (at Eastworks) 116 Pleasant St. Easthampton, Ma. No Cover!

 

 

Recent Performances

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 frontdesk@beatbrasserie.com

 Ella Fitzgerald-The First Lady of Song
 “the First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald’s genius as a singer was a fixture of American jazz and popular music for over fifty years. Her iconic renditions of “How High the Moon,” “Mr. Paganini,” and “Mack the Knife,” display an artist who exemplifies spontaneity, joy, and human connection.
Brian Thomas and Alex Lee-Clark are honored to play with vocalist Dawning Holmes, and their mentor, Grammy-Award winner Jeff Holmes, who’ll direct an evening celebrating Ella and that same spirit of spontaneity and joy. The band will also feature Beehive and Beat Brasserie regulars Jared Sims (woodwinds), David Picchi (bass) and Ted Sullivan (drums).

 

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 office@cbsrz.org

Paul Winter Consort

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

cathedral_medOn 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