posted September 25, 2006

Grammy-Winning Dave Holland Quintet to Perform

The Hope College Great Performance will feature the multi-Grammy winning sounds of the Dave Holland Quintet on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in Dimnent Memorial Chapel.

Bassist and composer Dave Holland has one of the most celebrated and accomplished legacies in contemporary jazz. His work gained worldwide attention during his time with Miles Davis in the late 1960s. He left to work with another Davis band member, Chick Corea, and the band "Circle," before eventually working on his own.

In the past two decades as a bandleader, Holland has issued a succession of top-selling, critically acclaimed recordings, garnered multiple Grammy Awards and numerous jazz awards, and earned a consistent ranking on annual best of lists around the world with his highly praised quintet.

"One of the jewels of the jazz world," is how "The New York Times" has described Holland.

The quintet was the number-one Acoustic Jazz Group in the "Down Beat" Critics Poll and Best Combo of the Year in the Bell Atlantic jazz awards, and received several awards from the Jazz Journalists Association. Holland has also been voted the number-one bass player in the "Down Beat" Critics Poll for three consecutive years.

Holland's fellow quintet members are all highly regarded and award-winning musicians. Saxophonist Chris Potter, at 29, became the youngest musician to ever win the Danish Jazzpar prize, Europe's highest honor for a jazz player.

"[If] there is any such thing as a jazz group that is currently 'the greatest,' it's the Dave Holland Quintet," "Boston Magazine" has said.

In addition to Potter, Holland's quintet also includes Robin Eubanks on trombone, Steven Nelson on marimba and vibraphone, and Nate Smith on drums.

"The commander-in-chief of a first rate, cutting edge group has to be everything: creative genius and effective entrepreneur, power player and diplomat, steeped in experience but fresh and unjaded. Few current leaders exemplify that role as well as bassist Dave Holland," "Down Beat" has said.

More information about Holland may be obtained online by visiting www.daveholland.com or www.hope.edu/gps.

Tickets for the performance are on sale at the DeVos Ticket Office, and cost $16 for regular admission, $12 for senior citizens, and $5 for children 18 and under. The ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

The ticket office is in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse, which is located at 222 Fairbanks Avenue, between 9th and 11th streets. Dimnent Memorial Chapel is located on College Avenue at 12th Street.