- July 13, 2017
-- Veteran Canadian jazz pianist and composer Steve Holt will perform at Options Jazz Lounge in the Brookstreet Hotel, Ottawa ON, on July 28th and 29th.
In addition to Holt on piano, this quartet will feature well-known Montreal jazz performers Donny Kennedy on saxophone and Alec Walkington on bass, as well as Ottawa native Tom Denison on drums.Steve Holt
was a child prodigy who started to play piano at the age of four. He began his professional career playing clubs in Quebec and later studied music at McGill University, graduating with distinction as McGill's first-ever Bachelor of Music majoring in jazz performance. It was also during this period that he travelled regularly to New York to study with world-renowned pianist Kenny Barron.
Steve was nominated for a JUNO award in 1983 for his debut album "The Lion's Eyes", and over the years built an international reputation as one of Canada's premier Jazz pianists, having worked with the likes of Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Pat Labarbera, James Moody, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Michel Urbaniak, and others. He currently has 6 CD albums and 3 singles to his credit.Official Website www.steveholtmusic.com