Stevie Holland is an American jazz vocalist, writer and lyricist. She has headlined at concert halls, jazz clubs and cabaret rooms, in addition to performing in theater, amassing an unusually eclectic fan base along the way. A dynamic performer and internationally acclaimed song stylist, she continues to chart her own path as a completely original artist. Most recently, she has performed in a one-woman musical entitled Love, Linda: The Life Of Mrs. Cole Porter
. Created by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman, LOVE, LINDA
had a successful Off-Broadway Premiere in a limited engagement at the York Theatre in 2014, directed by TONY award-winning Richard Maltby, Jr.
Her new CD Life Goes On
, is a collection of original songs, standards, and Stevie’s trademark picks of lesser-known gems from the pop world and American Songbook. Stevie's trio is Randy Ingram, piano, Peter Brendler, bass, and Jeff Davis, drums. Also joining Stevie is Nicholas Payton on trumpet, and a string quartet on select tracks.
Arrangements are by award-winning composer Gary William Friedman, and Grammy-winning producer Todd Barkan joins Holland, once again.
Her previous CD Before Love Has Gone
, received acclaim from jazz, pop and cabaret critics, and made the critic’s list as a Top CD of the Year at USA TODAY. Esteemed jazz journalist Gary Giddins penned the Liner Notes (http://stevieholland.com/discography/before-love-has-gone-liner-notes/)
Stevie’s sense of humor, vulnerability, swinging jazz phrasing and sheer vocal beauty shine through on her upcoming release, Life Goes On
, which will be available June 30th, 2015.
ON BEFORE LOVE HAS GONE:
“Effortless swing and a radiant wit…a self-possessed tour de force.”
- Gary Giddins
“It just doesn’t get any better than this…I hear Stevie Holland and I get goose bumps. Need I say more?”
- Scott O'Brien, SMOOTHJAZZ.COM
“Before Love Has Gone shows that Holland’s brilliantly captivating More Than Words Can Say was no fluke…I could go on and on, but instead, I will abbreviate in conclusion by emphasizing that I could listen to this lady all day.”
- George Harris, ALL ABOUT JAZZ,
Los Angeles, San Francisco-Bay Area, Chicago Edition
Every woman who has needed to sing the blues over a cad wishes she could handle it with the class and elegance of Stevie Holland...Holland handles her melodic phrasing with maturity, total command and aplomb, and the emotional vulnerability of a woman who is completely honest with herself and comfortable in her skin...
- Susan Frances, JAZZ REVIEW.com
- Ken Dryden, AMG **** Album Pick
“Stevie Holland delivers a consistently high level performance throughout the album