Bob Holz

Bob Holz

Instrument: Drums | Location: Los Angeles

Updated: May 10, 2020

Born: February 3, 1958

Bob Holz and A Vision Forward is drummer /composer Bob Holz (The Larry Coryell Trio), guitarist Jamie Glaser (Chick Corea, Jon Anderson,Bryan Adams,Jean Luc Ponty) and bassist Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Frank Zappa, Herbie Hancock).They are touring to support Holz's new release, SILVERTHORNE which features Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Ralphe Armstrong, Alex Acuna, Brandon Fields, Jamie Glaser, Ada Rovatti, Billy Steinway, Alex Machacek and Andrew Ford.

An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Bob majored in performance and composition with teachers Gary Chaffee and Joe Hunt. He went on to study privately with Dave Weckl and Billy Cobham. Holz has composed and recorded for many live and studio recordings. Holz has also toured extensively as a band leader with Bob Holz and A Vision Forward and The Bob Holz Band.

​Bob has worked with Larry Coryell, Ralphe Armstrong, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Stanley Clarke, Darryl Jones, Dean Brown, Alex Acuna, Ric Fierabracci, Brandon Fields, Chet Catallo, Jamie Glaser, Steve Weingart, Ada Rovatti, Mike Miller, Ben Shepherd, Dian Moreira and Billy Steinway. Holz has shared the stage with James Cotton, Peter Tosh, The Outlaws, Mountain, Noel Redding, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Head East, Savoy Brown, Wolfman Jack, The Winters Brothers, Blackfoot, Shemika Copeland, Johnny Winter, Eddie Money, Maria Muldaur, Dr. John, The Grass Roots, Three Dog Night, Blue Oyster Cult, Elvin Bishop, Duke Robillard, Renee Austin, Marcia Ball, Sue Foley, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Commander Cody, Point Blank, Grinderswitch, Stillwater, Bobby Kimball of Toto, Orleans, Brian Howe of Bad Company and George Clinton/ Parliament Funk

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”We are indeed in the presence of a beautiful jazz album where the musicians reveal all their talent through a shimmering musical work and leading to move us.”

Thirionet Philippe / Music In Belgium

“Bob Holz is one of the top jazz fusion drummers and composers on the scene today.”

Matt Micucci /Jazziz Magazine​

”The kind of pro throughout set that you can't say anything about except it's damn good, this right on set doesn't sound like a requiem, it sounds like an affirmation of life. Contemporary jazzbos will have a good time here.”

Chris Spector / Midwest Record

“Drummer Holz, has surrounded himself with the crème de la crème of smooth jazz nobility including appearances by Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker and Steve Weingart.”- Dee Dee McNeil / Jazz Journalist.

“By blending the extraordinary musicianship of his band and special guests with infectious melodies and grooves, A Vision Forward brings the creative energy of Bob Holz front and center.” Bruce Pilato/ Music Journalist.

Primary Instrument

Drums

Location

Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Available for clinics and private lessons.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Play with live musicians. Play with recordings. Solo. Answer questions.

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Two for the Show Media

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