Dave Holland Annual Artist Residency to Commence Fall 2011 at Frost School of Music

September 14, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL — The University of Miami Frost School of Music will welcome legendary jazz bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Holland September 19-23, 2011 for his first annual weeklong artist residency, sponsored by the Department of Studio Music and Jazz.

The Dave Holland 2011 Residency at the Frost School of Music will include master classes and workshops with students focusing on improvisation, composition, and performance. The culmination of the residency will be a concert on September 23, featuring the music of Dave Holland performed by two of top student jazz groups from the Frost School of Music.

Dave Holland received early critical acclaim when he began performing with Miles Davis in 1968, and has been featured on hundreds of landmark jazz recordings during his five decade career with such notable jazz artists as Anthony Braxton, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea, Joe Henderson, Thelonious Monk, Betty Carter, Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Roy Haynes and Herbie Hancock.


About the Frost School of Music
The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is a world-class music institution with 100 faculty members and 700 students located on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami. The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School’s Department of Studio Music and Jazz regularly earns DownBeat Magazine Collegiate Awards in a variety of ensemble and individual categories. The department is widely known for its prestigious student ensembles such as the Frost Concert Jazz Band, Frost Salsa Orchestra, Frost Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Frost Studio Jazz Band, Frost Jazz Sextet and the Stamps Jazz Quintet.

The Frost School is the exclusive home of the Henry Mancini Institute which provides students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings, and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting. For more information, visit http://www.music.miami.edu.

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Legendary jazz bassist Dave Holland to begin annual week-long residency at Frost School of Music September 19, 2011.