Bob Holz

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Bob Holz
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Bob Holz performing in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameRobert Avel Holz
Born (1958-02-03) February 3, 1958 (age 61)
Syracuse, New York
GenresJazz, post bop, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, bandleader
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals
Years active1970– present
LabelsMVD Entertainment Group, MVD Audio
Associated actsBob Holz Band, A Vision Forward, Bob Holz and Friends
Larry Coryell
Stanley Clarke
Mike Stern
Randy Brecker
Dean Brown (guitarist)
Alex Acuna

Robert Avel Holz (born February 3, 1958) is an American drummer and composer. Holz was born in Syracuse, New York and as of 2018 lives in Los Angeles, California. He played with jazz guitarist Larry Coryell between 2015 and 2017 and has recorded with Grammy Award winning artists Stanley Clarke and Randy Brecker. Holz has led his own groups, Bob Holz and A Vision Forward and Bob Holz Band.


Holz started his jazz studies in Boston attending the Berklee College of Music. Thereafter he went on to study with Billy Cobham and Dave Weckl. Holz has played and recorded with a number of well known artists such as Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Larry Coryell, Dean Brown (guitarist), Chet Catallo, Brandon Fields (musician), Steve Weingart, Mike Miller (guitarist), Stanley Clarke, Alex Acuna, Ralphe Armstrong, Jamie Glaser and Ric Fierabracci. He also used to play within the Larry Coryell Trio. His 2016 release, the album A Vision Forward, featured Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Billy Steinway, Ada Rovatti, and Steve Weingart.[1]

The third album for MVD Audio, Visions:Coast To Coast Connection with Bob Holz and A Vision Forward was released in 2018 and featured Stanley Clarke.[2]

Discography (in selection)[edit]

With Bob Holz and A Vision Forward


  1. ^ "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". PR Newswire. February 8, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  2. ^ Astarita, Glenn (March 11, 2018). "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 6, 2018.

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