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Jeffrey W Holmes

JEFF HOLMES

Pianist, composer, arranger and trumpeter Jeff Holmes was born in 1955, grew up in Lynnfield MA, and earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with Rayburn Wright and Bill Dobbins, among others.

Holmes is a nationally published and commissioned composer/arranger (B.M.I.), and a multiple recipient of National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Composition Grants. He has written music for John Abercrombie, Ernie Watts, Max Roach, Chris Vadala, Doc Severinsen, Paul Winter, Sheila Jordan, Yusef Lateef, Rufus Reid, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jack’s Mannequin, and the Big Apple Circus, as well as numerous works for professional, military, collegiate, high school and junior high jazz, concert, and marching ensembles....
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National Endowment For The Arts Jazz Composition Grants Massachusetts Association of Jazz Educators Lifetime Achievement Award (2009)
2012 Jeff Holmes Quartet "Of One's Own" - Miles High Records JH piano composer/arranger 2012 Eric Bascom "No Enemies" - JH contributing piano & trumpet 2011 Paul Winter Consort "Earth Music" - Living Music JH contributing composer and pianist 2011 New England Jazz Ensemble "It's A Grand Night..."- JH lead trumpet and contributing arranger (4 tracks) 2010 "Chicago Exitos!" New York Latin All-Stars - Chicago II Records - JH all horn arrangements and all trumpet/flugelhorn 2006 New England Jazz Ensemble "Live at the Pittsfield Jazz Festival" - Seabreeze Records JH lead & solo trumpet, contributing composer(3 tracks) 2003 New England Jazz Ensemble "Wishes You A Cookin' Christmas" - Seabreeze Records JH lead & solo trumpet, contributing arranger(4 tracks) Greg Caputo Big Band: "Classic Swing with a Modern Drive" JH lead trumpet & contributing composer (1) Ed Palermo Big Band Plays the Music of Frank Zappa JH trumpet, piccolo trumpet Jim Porcella & the Jeff Holmes Big Band- "You've Got That Look: Live at the El Morrocco" JH all arrangements & 1 composition; piano, trumpet Jeff Holmes Big Band "Live In Russia 1991" JH all arrangements & 1 composition; trumpet, piano UMASS Jazz Ensemble I: "Live featuring Dick Oatts" JH director and contributing arranger UMASS Jazz Ensemble I: "Pay The Fiddler" JH director and contributing composer/arranger UMASS Jazz Ensemble I and Friends: "Jazz For The Holidays!" BSRS Records JH director and contributing composer/arranger earlier recordings: Sonny Costanzo Big Band: "Sonny's On the Money" - Stash Records (contributing arranger) "Splendor In the Brass" - Mimo Records (lead trumpet, contributing composer/arranger) "Sonny Costanzo III" - Mimo Records (contributing arranger) Valley Big Band - "Lightnin'" (lead trumpet and primary composer/arranger)

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