Bob Holz performing in 2018.
|Birth name||Robert Avel Holz|
|Born||February 3, 1958|
Syracuse, New York
|Genres||Jazz, post bop, jazz fusion|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, bandleader|
|Instruments||Drums, percussion, vocals|
|Years active||1970– present|
|Labels||MVD Entertainment Group, MVD Audio|
|Associated acts||Bob Holz Band, A Vision Forward, Bob Holz and Friends |
Dean Brown (guitarist)
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.
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.
Discography (in selection)
- 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
- "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". PR Newswire. February 8, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
- Astarita, Glenn (March 11, 2018). "Acclaimed Jazz Fusion Drummer/Composer Bob Holz Returns With Visions & Friends". All About Jazz. Retrieved March 6, 2018.