Rick Holland Little Big Band

Rick Holland Little Big Band

 Rochester, New York, USA
BandJazz

This Ten piece Little Big Band ensemble plays exciting contemporary-mainstream jazz, featuring the writing and composition of Bill Dobbins and other world class arrangers!

"Ya got me with the first note! A wonderful, unexpected world class musical project." Don Gordon, WIPA Radio, Honolulu

Biography

Rick Holland Productions

Little Big Band (Jazz, contemporary)

Please see www.rickhollandproductions.com

The players in this ensemble have performed and played with the likes of Phill Woods, Count Basie, Slide Hampton, Chuck Israels, Louie Bellson, Benny Carter and many many more!!

This group features conservatory trained musicians from the Eastman School of Music, NEC and other world class institutions!

This new Ten piece ensemble plays exciting contemporary-mainstream jazz, featuring some of the best writers from around the country!

Doug Collar, of NPR Radio says,

I have just played “In Time’s Shadow” the new CD from the Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band. What a disc! What a sound! What an ensemble! This disc is my top nomination for jazz ensemble release of the year. The arranging is nonpareil and the soloists masterful. The whole package is varied, listenable, and leaves the audience asking for more. Rick Holland and Evan Dobbins have created a musical experience that our listeners will absorb and enjoy.
Doug Collar_“Jazz Till Midnight”

There's nothing little about these guys--big sound and big talent. What a great show at Hi Fidelity with a special guest singer Nancy Donnelly. Dean Keller killed on bari--his solo on Nightlights was so beautiful that I had tears, and Evan Dobbins is a monster trombone player. I can't wait to hear these guys again. - Tracy Kroft “Rochester, Scene And Heard

"The Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Little Big Band is by far one of the best musical organizations in town. This stellar group of musicians have an intense jazz sound that is not easily matched. Without a doubt, their performance during our live concert series on Jazz90.1 was one of the best yet."

Rob Linton, MSEd
Station Manager
Midday Host (M-F 10 A.M. - Noon E.T.) Jazz90.1

I have just played “In Time’s Shadow” the new CD from the Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band. What a disc! What a sound! What an ensemble! This disc is my top nomination for jazz ensemble release of the year. The arranging is nonpareil and the soloists masterful. The whole package is varied, listenable, and leaves the audience asking for more. Rick Holland and Evan Dobbins have created a musical experience that our listeners will absorb and enjoy.- Doug Collar
“Jazz Till Midnight

In Time's Shadow features a tasty big band that interprets exciting original compositions and several standards on this warm and welcome program. The band swings hard under the co-leadership of trumpeter Rick Holland and trombonist Evan Dobbins, and achieves a balance of cool sonority along with its fire. -Jim Santella, Cadence Magazine.

Holland and Dobbins triumphantly aggregate mainstream big band theories with a contemporary slant that underscores this irrefutably entertaining succession of works.Glenn Astarita, E-Jazz News

In Time's Shadow reveals that innovation need not sacrifice
accessibility or swing. It is convincing evidence that the big band form is
alive, well and full of surprises. - Thom Jurek, All Music.com

Rick Holland (Trumpet) and Evan Dobbins (Trombone) lead a group of New York area musicians who could give the more well-known big bands in New York and Los Angeles a run for their money. And it is this individual musicianship, particularly with trumpeter Holland, along with the quality of the original compositions that makes In Time's Shadow a treat. - Ollie Bivins—All About Jazz-LA

The broad repertoire his groups encompass and the care with which he deals with musical details are a welcome exception in this age of super specialization and an obsession with quick results at the expense of real quality. - Bill Dobbins, The Eastman School of Music

Don’t let the name mislead you. The only thing small about the Rick Holland/Evan Dobbins Band is its numbers. Everything else is super-size—from the remarkable energy and wall-to-wall sound to the awesome charts by Jim Martin, Brent Wallarab, Kerry Strayer and Bill Dobbins that never fail to bring out the best in the band’s two-trumpet, two-trombone, three reeds and rhythm format. - Jack Bowers, All About Jazz, NY

Dr. Mike's hot picks for june 5th through June 11th...... "... Trumpet and Flugel player Rick Holland's fifth album as a leader features the Rick Holland and Evan Dobbins little big band.. . super release... Rick Holland has produced a winner for 2006!!" - Dr. Mike, radiojazz.com

Discography

New Disc being recorded at ESM on May 10-12. Featuring the writing of Bill Dobbins, and featuring other world class Jazz musicians.

LBB:
2006-In Time's Shadow-Blujazz Records

2010--New Recording featuring the Arrangements of Bill Dobbins, Brent Wallarab and Kerry Strayer.

Rick Holland Discography:
1998-Cadence Records-"There Will Be Another You"
1999-Cadence Records-"Positive Settings"
2000-Cadence Records-"You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To"
2002-Rhombus Records-"Speak Low" W/Bari Saxophonist Kerry Strayer

Set List

Various Set lists depending on group.

LBB now owns 60 original commissions, and over 100 instrumental 10nets designed for this group. This group is my large artistic group, and new artistic arrangements are always being added. We now boast a book written for Hendrik Meurkens and vocalist's Nancy Kelly, Nancy Donnelly and Lindsey Holland.

We have a vocal book for the LBB with arrangements written by Jim Martin, Brent Wallarab, Ward Baxter and Mark Buselli.

You can also see: www.rickhollandproductions.com for song lists