Steven Holt Trio

Sat., Oct. 14, 2017 at 3:00PM, Merrickville United Church
  • Steve Holt – piano
  • Kieran Overs – bass
  • Terry Clarke, drums

Born in Montreal, Canada, Steve Holt was a self-taught child prodigy who started to play piano at the age of four. When he was seventeen, he began his professional career playing the clubs in and around Montreal. In 1981, Steve graduated with distinction from McGill University with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Jazz performance.

While he was at university, Steve travelled regularly to New York to study piano with world-renowned pianist Kenny Barron. In 1983, he released his debut album which was nominated for a JUNO award. Since that time, Steve has built an international reputation having worked with, among others, Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Eddie Henderson, Pat Labarbera, James Moody, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and Michel Urbaniak.

Steve Holt Interview

"The evidence is clear that he is truly a master." - Bobbie Gallup, Gallup N Dawg Music, Nashville TN

"Renowned as one of Canada's top jazz pianists." - Maria Tzavaras, Inside Toronto

"Holt is an emphatic, bop-based pianist whose solos simply pop from one phrase to the next." - Mark Miller, Globe & Mail

Website: Steve Holt Music