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Holly Hofmann

Primary Instrument: Flute

Born near Cleveland, Ohio, Holly began playing jazz standards with her father, a jazz guitarist. Her formal education included studying with Maurice Sharp, principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra and earning B.M. from Cleveland Institute of Music and M.M. from University of Northern Colorado. She moved from Colorado to San Diego in the late 80s and began playing with pianist Mike Wofford, and bassist Bob Magnusson. She recorded her first CD with them in 1989. It was during this time in the early nineties she booked a four night national jazz program in San Diego’s Horton Grand Hotel. At this time, Holly began touring with pianist Bill Cunliffe. The two toured festivals and chamber venues worldwide, presenting both jazz and classical compositions in brilliantly seamless arrangements. They recorded Just Duet, Vol. 1 and 2 and Live at Birdland in a quartet with legendary bassist Ray Brown and drummer Victor Lewis.

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”Holly Hofmann has single-handedly destroyed the stereotype of the delicate female flutist, thanks to her muscular attack and improvisational abandon.” --Los Angeles Times

“Along with Hubert Laws, Holly is frankly the best jazz flute player today.” --Phil Woods

“Holly Hofmann is a leading force in changing the perception of jazz flute. While she can interpret ballads with unabashed lyricism she is just as likely to tear through a blues, artfully employing honks and growls.” --Andrew Gilbert, Bay Area Jazz Writer

  • Low Life: The Alto Flute Project

    Capri Records
    2014
  • Live at Athenaeum Jazz, Volume 2

    Capri Records
    2007
  • Minor Miracle


    2005
  • Minor Miracle


    2004
  • Take Note !

    Alert Music Inc.
    1989

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Featured recording “Low Life: The Alto Flute Project”

Low Life: The Alto Flute Project
Capri Records (2014)

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