Bob Holz

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Bob Holz
Bob Holz performing in 2018.
Bob Holz performing in 2018.
Background information
Birth nameRobert Avel Holz
Born (1958-02-03) February 3, 1958 (age 65)
Syracuse, New York
GenresJazz, post bop, jazz fusion
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, bandleader
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, vocals
Years active1970– present
LabelsMVD Entertainment Group, MVD Audio

Robert Avel Holz (born February 3, 1958) is an American drummer and composer. Holz was born in Syracuse, New York and resides in Los Angeles, California. He played with jazz guitarist Larry Coryell between 2015 and 2017 and 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's third album for MVD Audio, Visions:Coast To Coast Connection with A Vision Forward was released in 2018 and featured Stanley Clarke, Randy Brecker, Alex Machacek, Ralphe Armstrong and Chet Catallo.[1]

On February 8, 2019 Holz released the album Silverthorne on MVD Audio. The album features Holz on drums, guitarist Mike Stern, trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist Ralphe Armstrong, saxophonist Brandon Fields (musician), guitarist Jamie Glaser, guitarist Alex Machacek, saxophonist Ada Rovatti, bassist Andrew Ford, keyboardist Billy Steinway and percussionist Alex Acuna.[2]


With Bob Holz and A Vision Forward


  1. ^ Astarita, Glenn (March 11, 2018). "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". All About Jazz. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  2. ^ Astarita, Glenn (March 19, 2019). "Bob Holz: Silverthorne". All About Jazz. Retrieved 27 December 2019.

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