Neil Tesser on Explosion!-
"When [a] musician combines design technique and perspective as Holman does here--well, hang on to your hats."
Neil Tesser, The Examiner 
"a Chicago pianist of considerable promise"
Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times
Chicagoan Jim Holman flaunts prodigious chops and a seasoned approach to piano that belies his 23 years on his impressive debut as a leader.

 WRIR Richmond, VA radio
 Mike Gourrier
 ....wanted to let you know that the new Jim Holman is a KILLER! Have it programmed to play while I'm gone. Best regards.

In a Blue Mood
Explosion! is a solid debut for Jim Holman and suggests he is a voice we will be hearing more from

Jazz and Blues
Jim Holman is an excellent up and coming piano player with a fine touch on the instrument and an impeccable knack of picking great songs to cover
 All About Jazz,
 Hrayr Attarian
This freshman effort from a tremendous talent is not only a delightful listening experience it is also, hopefully, a portent of greater things to come from this interesting new voice in jazz.
John Barron, The Jazz Word
 In-the-pocket comping and blistering single-note lines stand out on this ten-track disc of familiar jazz standards and originals.


CDs on Delmark Records



Interview with Ira Sullivan below:



upcoming performances

Previous events


3rd annual Rusty Jones labour day instrumental jam session

Le piano, 6970 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

9 hrs of music and jam session  performances  by: Ira Sullivan, Dennis Carroll, Dana Hall, Clark Summers, Barrett Harmon  John Sutton Alejandro Salazar, Jeremy Cunningham Xavier Breaker Jim Holman    


Awaken Dreams

Tapster in wicker park

Power duo, Awaken Dreams:h&h duo   Barrett Harmon, Trumpet and vocals Jim holman, keys


Awaken Dreams

Martyrs', 3855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Awaken Dreams and Gateway Awaken Dreams: Harmon/Holman Duo. An exploration of organicism and freshness. 8-9pm