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|Birth name||Robert Avel Holz|
|Born||February 3, 1958|
Syracuse, New York
|Genres||Jazz, post bop, jazz fusion|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, bandleader|
|Instrument(s)||Drums, percussion, vocals|
|Years active||1970– present|
|Labels||MVD 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.
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.
- With Bob Holz and A Vision Forward
- 2016: A Vision Forward (MVD Audio)feat Larry Coryell, Mike Stern and Randy Brecker
- 2017: Visions And Friends (MVD Audio)feat Larry Coryell and Randy Brecker
- 2018: Visions:Coast To Coast Connection (MVD Audio), feat Stanley Clarke and Randy Brecker
- 2019: Silverthorne (MVD Audio),feat Mike Stern and Randy Brecker
- ^ Astarita, Glenn (March 11, 2018). "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". All About Jazz. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
- ^ Astarita, Glenn (March 19, 2019). "Bob Holz: Silverthorne". All About Jazz. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
- 1958 births
- Living people
- American jazz drummers
- American rock drummers
- American session musicians
- Jazz fusion drummers
- 20th-century American drummers
- American male drummers
- 20th-century American male musicians
- American male jazz musicians
- Musicians from Syracuse, New York
- Musical groups from Syracuse, New York
- Jazz musicians from New York (state)
- American jazz composers
- Post-bop composers
- American male jazz composers
- 21st-century jazz composers
- 21st-century American male musicians