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.


upcoming performances

Previous events

Jim Holman

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Le Piano, 6970 North Glenwood Avenue, Chicago

Fourth Annual Rusty Jones Labor Day Jazz Festival held on September 7th at Le Piano in Roger's Park:

1-3pm, Chris Forman Organ, Lee Rothenberg Guitar, Greg Rockingham Drums

3:30-5:30pm Jim Holman Piano, Greg Ward Alto, Matt Ulery Bass, Kyle Swan Drums

6-8pm Jim Holman Piano, Greg Ward Alto, Ethan Philion Bass, Neil Hemphill Drums

again It will be held at Le Piano in Roger's Park. On Labor Day, Sept.7th. There is a 30 person limit. The room gets rotated per 2 hour show. 20$ admission. Please wear a mask before entry! Come show support! Thank you!


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