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

CDs on Delmark Records

 

 

Interview with Ira Sullivan below:

 mp3_interview_with_Ira_Sullivan_a.mp3

 

upcoming performances

Previous events

Sep2

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    

Jul11

Awaken Dreams

Tapster in wicker park

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

Jun12

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