JEFFREY HOLMES...American composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works

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American composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been performed in the Americas and elsewhere. Jeff Holmes is a wonderful multi-talented musician who defies description. He heads Jazz and African American Music Studies UMASS Amherst and is equally at home as bandleader, lead trumpet, pianist, drummer, and composer. He has written for some of the greatest names in jazz, including Max Roach and Yusef Lateef, as well as writing a concerto for Doc Severinsen. Mr. Holmes studied composition, improvisation and performance with Dušan Bogdanović at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he received his BMus in 1997, and studied composition privately with Ian Krouse from 1997–99. He studied composition with Donald Crockett at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles from 1999–2001 and earned his MA, then studied composition with Stephen Hartke and electroacoustic music with Frederick Lesemann there from 2001–04, where he earned his DMA with distinction.

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