Jazz Bash Monterey

Jazz Bash Monterey

Jazz Bash by the Bay in historic Monterey! World-class musicians and vocalists will bring you the sounds of traditional jazz.

Brian Holland

Brian Holland is an internationally renown pianist, composer, reacording artist, and entertainer who has enjoyed a music career spanning more than 35 years. After spending his formative years playing in pizza parlors and clubs throughout Indiana, Brian’s career flourished when he discovered the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. In 1999, he won his third title and was retired as “undefeated”. He has since returned three times to serve on the judges panel, most recently in 2014. Brian has played with some of the hottest jazz bands in the US: Titan Hot Seven, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, the Holland Rhythm Company, and others, and has traveled all over the world performing his creative styles of jazz, ragtime, stride, boogie, and blues. Most recently Brian and drummer Danny Coots have formed a musical partnership, and together they are quickly building a repuitation as the fun and musical duo, Holland & Coots. Brian has fourteen recordings (solo and ensemble) to his credit, and garnered a Grammy nomination for his work with Bud Dresser on their album, “Ragtime-Goodtime-Jazz”.