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Marvin
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Baritone saxophonist Marvin “Doc” Holladay is a unique musician who has enriched his professional jazz performance career through his active involvement with World music. His full warm sound has earned him the respect and admiration of many or the world’s top musical personalities. Holladay has toured the world with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, the J.C. Heard Orchestra and Dizzy Gillespie’s Orchestra. The tour with Dizzy Gillespie took place during the summer of 1988. The Gillespie Orchestra played to standing room only audiences around the world including three major eastern U.S. cities and eight European countries. Throughout the tour, Holladay provided an ongoing source of energy. His artistic dexterity was often praised by critics and musicians alike. Holladay is known internationally for his strong, no-nonsense playing style. He is also respected as a master of improvisation on the instrument made immortal by Harry Carney and recently brought into renewed prominence by Pepper Adams and Hamiet Bluett. But it is Holladay’s versatility that has led him to play with numerous big bands, combos, and some of the best known musicians in the business. A partial list of musical organizations Holladay has worked with includes the Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and Quincy Jones Orchestras, the Duke Ellington Alumni Orchestra, and as a charter member, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. In addition, he has recorded or performed, while a free-lance musician in New York City, with notables Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billy Eckstine, the Al Grey-Billy Mitchell Sextet, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Jack McDuff, Benny Carter, Duke Pearson, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Smith, Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and countless others.

BY Marvin Holladay
CULTURE
Listening to a Symphony that Confers Life

Listening to a Symphony that Confers Life

Marvin Holladay | Dec 15, 2016
CULTURE
Rock & Roll and the Realm of the Spirit

Rock & Roll and the Realm of the Spirit

Marvin Holladay | Dec 12, 2016
CULTURE
How Music Can Manipulate the Masses

How Music Can Manipulate the Masses

Marvin Holladay | Dec 10, 2016

CULTURE
Reviving Threatened Indigenous Music

Reviving Threatened Indigenous Music

Marvin Holladay | Dec 8, 2016
CULTURE
How We Played in Dizzy’s Band

How We Played in Dizzy’s Band

Marvin Holladay | Dec 6, 2016
SPIRITUALITY
Why Music Touches Our Souls

Why Music Touches Our Souls

Marvin Holladay | Dec 4, 2016

LIFE
Music: the Heart’s Own Language

Music: the Heart’s Own Language

Marvin Holladay | Dec 3, 2016

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