Saturday, April 16, 2016

About Joe (updated bio)

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Joe Holt is an improvisational/jazz pianist, rooted in the classic approaches. Also a Board Certified Music Therapist, Joe performs for the connections that music makes, and a shared experience with his audiences. Known for his imaginative improvisations and a joy of performing, Joe's formal studies span both jazz and classical, and the 
influence of both worlds can be heard. Past experiences include concert 
and jazz festival touring throughout the US, extensive Atlantic City casino 
performing, over a decade  as Cherry Hill (NJ) Mall's food court pianist, concert 
and music therapy related performances in dozens of regional senior 
communities, and various music director/staff positions. Currently, Joe is the host of the "Mainstay Mondays" series at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD, performing collaborative concerts with regional guest artists each Monday night. He i
s a walk on entertainer for American Cruise Lines at ports along the Chesapeake Bay. Joe is a regular sideman with several regional jazz groups and accompanist/musical director for several vocalists and singer/songwriters, in addition to his solo concerts and collaborative performances.  Joe appears on over 30 album recordings. He lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
"The ever tasteful pianist Joe Holt is a soloist extraordinaire; an intense musician with terrific chops, who shows you he means business." - Cam Miller, The American Rag

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