The Influences and Evolution of American Classic Jazz
Brian Holland (piano) world renowned, Grammy-nominated recording artist
Danny Coots (drums) world renowned, Grammy-winning recording artist
Holland/Coots will present a performance and lecture on early American jazz from pre-ragtime influences, both ethnic and social, to the present day performance practice of referencing classic jazz styles. The program not only describes how each period style is influenced and evolves into the next, but Holland and Coots demonstrate the nuances and subtleties of these transitions. Holland/Coots are considered two of the foremost performers who specialize in improvisation within these styles. They are able to effectively and genially demonstrate the communication necessary between musicians to provide a seamless and entertaining performance.
$15 door fee for guests and subscribers