Dave Holland duo with Kenny Barron

Dave Holland duo with Kenny Barron

Dave Holland duo

with Kenny Barron

Friday, February 8, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Dave Holland

Dave Holland duo with Kenny Barron

Dave Holland duo

with Kenny Barron

Friday, February 8, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Kenny Barron

Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.

Dave Holland duo with Kenny Barron

Far more than one of the jazz’s greatest bassists, Dave Holland has inhabited the music’s adventurous edge ever since Miles Davis hired him to anchor his band in 1968 as it rapidly morphed from an acoustic powerhouse to a pioneering fusion combo. After spending years exploring the outer reaches with Anthony Braxton and Sam Rivers, the British-born bassist started leading his own ensembles, which have served as a proving ground for a legion of celebrated improvisers. His SFJAZZ Center residency offers a chance to experience Holland in an array of settings, both alone and with a dauntingly talented cast of collaborators.

A master of duo encounters, Holland joins forces with piano great Kenny Barron, an improviser of the highest order, for a series of expansive instrumental pas de deux. Barron is an NEA Jazz Master and nine-time Grammy nominee whose storied career has included extended associations with Stan Getz, Yusef Lateef and Freddie Hubbard in addition to his sparkling solo work. Off the bandstand, Barron has enjoyed a hugely influential tenure as a music professor at Rutgers University and the Julliard School of Music.

Artist Personnel

Dave Holland bass
Kenny Barron piano

"Holland is a master bassist and bandleader, one of the most sophisticated composers and arrangers in the jazz world. " — Boston Globe