Each Tuesday evening in Seattle's Pioneer Square, Holotradband will take you on a musical journey through the world of speakeasies and gin joints ... Condon's ... The Cotton Club ... the French Quarter or the streets of New Orleans. Experience the sound - the songs - of America's Golden Age of Jazz.
A brash, hot, swinging seven piece improvisational jazz band is a delight to the auditory senses. If you like music, dancing, or just having a great time with good friends, this is a must-experience evening out. You hot jazz afficianadoes already know the drill, so just get yourselves down here and enjoy some of the best live hot jazz in Seattle.
You are listening to a live recording captured as Holotradband was performing on the main stage of The Jazz In the Olympics Festival in Port Angeles, WA in April 2007. We have a couple of CD's you can buy at our gigs, but if you just can't wait until next Tuesday, you can also get our CD's right here
With its driving rhythm section and irrepressible horn line, Holotradband may well be the red-hottest, most exuberantly uninhibited ensemble of its kind on the West Coast today."
Doug Bright, Publisher
Heritage Music Review
What is Holotradband? ... In truth, it swings, it offers drive, energy, and a sound that does not overwhelm a listener's ears. Its harmonies fit just right and its variety of tunes cuts a wide swath through the early decades of jazz. ... It is, in a word, refreshing."
Curt Beard, Editor
no-nonsense ... hot and tight. ... their ensemble work is impeccable.
Gary Sorenson, Director
Jazz In the Olympics Festival
... Holotradband plays crisp, sparkling arrangements of New Orleans and Chicago jazz with a three-horn front line.
Paul de Barros
Seattle Times Jazz Critic
... take two parts New Orleans jazz and mix it with one part swing to create a really hot sound. They will not disappoint!"
Gary Miller, Director
Northwest Balboa Festival
Holotradband can handle everything from Jelly Roll Morton and Clarence Williams classics of the 1920s to swing favorites of small groups of the 1940s. The band is a Seattle institution.