Jeff Holmes


Jeff is a music force of nature yet to be discovered by the broader world. He is a master of the jazz arts, as virtuoso keyboardist and trumpeter, as composer and arranger, bandleader and educator.  Graduate of Eastman School of Music, he is currently Professor of Music and Director of Jazz & African-American Music Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Featured on the Jazz at Kennedy Center Series with the Billy Taylor Trio, Holmes  has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Bellson, Vanguard Orchestra (Thad Jones/Mel Lewis), Sheila Jordan, Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis, Mel Torme, David Goloschokin, John Abercrombie, Slide Hampton and numerous NYC Broadway shows.