Mike Holober & Balancing Act

Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY® Award, Mike Holober has been described by Downbeat Magazine as “one of the finest modern composer/arrangers of our time.” Best known for his work with jazz orchestra, the formation of his octet Mike Holober & Balancing Act, and the release of its premiere recording in 2015 (Palmetto), has provided a vehicle to explore a more personal and nuanced musical statement in a small group format that includes voice and lyrics.
Jamile Staevie Ayres - voice Marvin Stamm - trumpet Jason Rigby - tenor saxophone Dick Oatts - alto saxophone Mark Patterson - trombone Mike Holober - piano/composer Mike McGuirk - bass Mark Ferber - drums