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Mike Holober

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: April 21, 1957    

Trained as a classical pianist and conductor, Mike Holober began his apprenticeship as a jazz pianist and composer after moving to New York City in 1986. He has worked with some of the best jazz artists on the scene, and can be heard on over 40 recordings as a sideman.

His own projects include The Mike Holober Quintet and The Gotham Jazz Orchestra. The quintet’s first recording, Canyon, was released in 2003, and Wish List — featuring Tim Ries on saxophone, Brian Blade on drums, Wolfgang Muthspiel on guitar, and John Patitucci on bass — came out in 2006. The Gotham Jazz Orchestra’s Thought Trains (2005) received a 4 star review in DownBeat Magazine and was listed as one of the magazine’s outstanding CDs of 2005. Quake, the orchestra’s most recent recording, is due out on Sunnyside Records in January 2009....
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Awards

MacDowell Fellow (2003-2006; 2009) Ucross Foundation Fellow (2007) Corporation of Yaddo Guest (2005)
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    Quake

    Sunnyside Records
    2009
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    Wish List

    Sons of Sound
    2006
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    Thought Trains

    Sons of Sound
    2005
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    Thought Trains

    Enja Records
    2004
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    Canyon

    Sons of Sound
    2003
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Featured recording “Quake”

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Quake

Sunnyside Records (2009)

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Primary InstrumentPiano

Credentials/BackgroundAssistant Professor, City College of New York Associate Director BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop

Clinic/Workshop InformationJazz Orchestra rehearsals (including teacher training) Composition and performance master classes

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