Steve Holt (Canadian musician)

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Steve Holt

Steve Holt (born April 9, 1954) is a Canadian jazz pianist.

Music career[edit]

Holt remained self-taught until the age of 22, when he entered McGill University to study jazz with pianist Armas Maiste. During this period, Holt also became a private student of jazz pianist Kenny Barron, traveling monthly to New York City for private instruction at Barron's home. Holt graduated from McGill in 1981 with that university's first Bachelor of Music major in Jazz Performance and continued to teach at McGill.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

Holt was nominated for a JUNO award in 1983 for his debut album, The Lion's Eyes. In 2002 he won an Honorable Mention at the USA Songwriting Competition for his Latin song "Soon".


  • 1983: The Lion's Eyes (Plug)
  • 1991: Christmas Light (Inner Music)
  • 1992: Just Duet (Sackville) with Kieran Overs
  • 1993: Catwalk (Sackville)
  • 2001: The Dream (Trilogy)


  • 2002: "We Need You" (Trilogy)
  • 2002: "Just to Be With You" (Trilogy)
  • 2003: "Soon" (Trilogy)



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