Johnny Holliday

Johnny Holliday

 Homestead, Florida, USA
BandJazzLatin

“ I believe that this nation is in enough distress as it is, so if there is any way I can encourage anyone, either through speaking, listening, or music, that's what I'll do. I can't change the world, but I can try to help lighten the burdens of those around me.”
-Johnny Holliday

Biography

Master musician and performer Johnny Holliday serenades audiences with his unique renditions of popular songs and original music providing an amazing show that is tailored to any event. With Smooth, Latin & Contemporary Jazz as well as several other styles, his repertoire reflects his virtuosity. Johnny brings a different dimension to his music, as he is both a disciplined military member, and a man of deep faith. He offers an excellent collection of recorded works as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, alongside his expertise in front of an audience, a fact our armed forces know well. When you hear Johnny Holliday playing you are having a great time!

Recently performing at the Miami Jazz in the Gardens Festival, Johnny Holliday opened the show for major artist such as Al Jarreau, Lauryn Hill, Layla Hathaway, and Johnny Gil. Johnny Holliday is often found performing in concerts, other festivals, as well as for Military Dignitaries and Ambassador’s from Foreign Countries. His music is sought after internationally within both popular and military circles. And on special occasions, Johnny Holliday is requested to perform at personal events, from dinner parties to formal military balls by 4 Star Generals. His newest Jazz CD “In The Light” was featured on local news stations NBC, CBS and FOX. Johnny Holliday is an active Air Force Member, who grew up playing the trumpet and developed his excellent ear touring with the Air Force Show Band “Tops in Blue” performing in 14 countries and 44 states.

While serving in Iraq, the long hours as a Security Forces Member created what Johnny calls a “spiritual training ground”. During a landmark moment, far from his loved ones and family, after playing alone in a church, Holliday was asked to share his gift with the troops and perform on the base. It was then that he finally found the truth of his life path, “ Playing my trumpet for that music show was an epiphany. Just as my military career and love of country are very important to me, I finally recognized I equally love my music.”

Discography

I have two CD's out at this time and they are entitled "Shine In Me" and "In The Light" which is my latest one. You can hear song samples as well as watch a few video performances at:

www.johnnyholliday.com
www.outboundmusic.com/johnnyholliday
www.facebook.com/johnnyholliday

Set List

We can cover up to about 10 styles of music...we don't have a particular set list because every time we go to perform, people react to certain styles from place to place...but we can easily cover 4hrs of music...we cover from Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Salsa, Meringue, Santana, Eric Clapton to name a few. I hope this gives you some kind of idea to what we're capable of doing.