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Mike Holober

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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Primary Instrument

Piano

Credentials/Background

Assistant Professor, City College of New York Associate Director BMI Jazz Composer's Workshop

Clinic/Workshop Information

Jazz Orchestra rehearsals (including teacher training) Composition and performance master classes

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Albums

Balancing Act
Balancing Act
Palmetto Records
2016
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Balancing Act
Balancing Act
Palmetto Records
2015
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Quake
Quake
Sunnyside Records
2009
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Wish List
Wish List
Sons of Sound
2006
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Thought Trains
Thought Trains
Sons of Sound
2005
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Canyon
Canyon
Sons of Sound
2003
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