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






upcoming performances

Previous events

5 hours of Non-Stop Jazz featuring Tenor Giant Eric Alexander, 7-time grammy winner Paul Wertico, and Chicago Legend Ari Brown, many more...

4-5pm Paul Wertico drums, Scott Earl Holman piano, Mark Neuenschwander bass

5-6pm Ari Brown tenor, Matt Ulery bass, Ted Sirota drums, Jim Holman piano

6-7pm Sam Robinson trumpet, Mark Neuenschwander bass, Linard Stroud drums, Jim Holman piano

7-8pm Eric Alexander tenor, Tim Davis drums, John Sutton bass, Jim Holman piano

8-9pm Eric Alexander tenor, Tim Davis drums, Clark Sommers bass, Jim Holman piano

general admission 20$, students 15$, VIP 30$