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Dave Holland is a bassist, composer, bandleader whose passion for musical expression of all styles, and dedication to creating consistently innovative music ensembles have propelled a professional career of more than 50 years, and earned him top honors in his field including multiple Grammy awards and the title of NEA Jazz Master in 2017.


Holland stands as a guiding light on acoustic and electric bass, having grown up in an age when musical genres—jazz, rock, funk, avant-garde, folk, electronic music, and others—blended freely together to create new musical pathways. He was a leading member of a generation that helped usher jazz bass playing from its swing and post-bop legacy to the vibrancy and multidiscipline excitement of the modern era, extending the instrument’s melodic, expressive capabilities. Holland’s virtuosic technique and rhythmic feel, informed by an open-eared respect of a formidable spread of styles and sounds, is widely revered and remains much in demand. To date, His playing can be heard on hundreds of recordings, with more than thirty as a leader under his own name.

Jaleel Shaw is one of the most renowned alto saxophonists of our time. He grew up in Philadelphia and attended the High School for Creative & Performing Arts, sponsored in part by Grover Washington Jr. He then graduated from George Washington High School and received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he completed his studies in music education and performance in 2000. In 2002, he earned a master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music and won the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition, the undisputed most important jazz competition in the world. He has since played in the Roy Haynes Quartet, the Mingus Big Band and the Count Basie Big Band, as well as with Robert Glasper, Jeremy Pelt and many other leading figures of the international jazz elite, including Sullivan Fortner, Ben Street, Lionel Loueke, and Mark Turner.

Eric Harland is without doubt already one of the most important drummers in jazz history. Wynton Marsalis discovered him at a workshop and offered him a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. Since he has been in New York, he has developed into one of the best drummers, which is confirmed not only by Down Beat's readers' and critics' surveys (which already put him on a par with Max Roach, Roy Haynes or Elvin Jones), but also by numerous prizes and the list of musicians with whom he has recorded: McCoy Tyner, Charles Lloyd, Dave Holland, Kenny Garrett, John Swana, Gilad Hekselman, Aaron Parks, Terrence Blanchard Ravi Coltrane, Jason Moran and countless more. The New York Times noted:"He sets the rhythm for the future of jazz."

1. Show: Start19:00 h (Entry 18:00 h)
2. Show: Start 21:00 h (Entry 20:30 h)

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