Reviews: Hiding Out

The stream of sounds that emerge from this taut machine pulse and probe like a unified aqueous body in motion. Holober guides his group with precision, but like an impressionistic painter, he allows for the band to have its own organic aspiration, its own distinct vitality. ”

Ralph A. Miriello, Notes on Jazz

The album "Hiding Out" contains many moments of beauty, of melodies that sing and harmonies that ring, with solos that have power and grace. Give this music the time it deserves to enter your mind (and heart) – its rewards are plentiful. Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra have made one splendid musical adventure!”

Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest

New Release

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The Gotham Jazz Orchestra is back!  It’s been a long time in the making, but we are ready to release our newest project, Hiding Out, on ZOHO Music. 

This double CD features two multi-movement works:  Hiding Out, commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Flow, commissioned by the Westchester Jazz Orchestra. It will also feature “Jumble," commissioned by the US Army Jazz Knights, and an arrangement of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Caminhos Cruzados,” commissioned by the Westchester Jazz Orchestra.  

The band is killing, and the CD itself sounds amazing.  The release date is August 9, 2019, but you can already pre-order on  We are working on a CD release performance sometime in October, so stay tuned!

Click here to learn more about the project

Hiding Out is an adventurous, risk-taking, thoroughly well-crafted production that showcases the virtuosity of jazz composer, band leader and pianist Mike Holober. Joining him on this 2 CD-set is his New York based Gotham Jazz Orchestra, in three brilliant, large-scaled, and original big band compositions, and his arrangement of a classic A.C. Jobim tune”

Kabir Seghal, producer

Artist Residency

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