Holland Coots Jazz Quintet

Traditional jazz quintet

The Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet brings together five of the hottest jazz players from all across the U.S. to honor the memories of our musical heroes.

Since their auspicious debut at the 2017 Durango Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, the Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet has amazed the jazz and ragtime world with their energy, musicality, and humor. As a group, they work together as brothers – each a wonderful soloist and an absolute marvel as a team player, ready to be lyrical or hot, bluesy, rampaging, or sentimental.


“Their expression of musical creativity, lyrical, warm, sometimes hilarious, celebrates the joyous merrymaker, but it is more an outpouring of devotion for Fats and what he did so open-heartedly … the band made magic happen, song after song.” – Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives


Program Highlights

  • Blue Skies

  • Tennessee Waltz

  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself  A Letter

  • Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

  • Lulu‘s Back In Town

  • Muskrat Ramble

  • Bésame Mucho

  • Blue Moon

  • Strike Up The Band

  • Them There Eyes

  • Lady Be Good

  • My Blue Heaven

  • Heebie Jeebies

  • Honeysuckle Rose

  • When You’re Smiling

Tech Overview

  • Sound: Some ACS equipment w/ local tech to run sound
  • Piano: Grand piano tuned the day of the performance
  • Lights: Best available w/ local tech to run lights
  • Hospitality: Light Hospitality