solo piano performances:

WEDNESDAY 11/13/11: 7pm
Joe is featured in “An Evening of Thanksgiving” at Melwood Church, Upper Marlboro, MD
A solo concert set, along with other musical offerings. Includes beverages and deserts. All are welcome.

SATURDAY 11/19/11: 8pm
Joe performs “Happiness … A Thing Called Stride”, at the Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
"Pianist Joe Holt is a soloist extraordinaire - an intense musician with terrific chops (who) shows you he means business" - Cam Miller, The American Rag, Sept, 2011
Joe writes:
"I'm excited to return to the Mainstay stage for a performance that takes me back to my first exposure to jazz piano: stride. Stride Piano is one of the very few (wholly) self accompanying approaches to jazz, and nearly a lost art. "Modern" jazz education doesn't te
ach it, so in order to learn it, you have to live it. What I soon discovered on this path, is that "stride piano" is less about a point in history (where pianists played in a particular style), and more about a self accompanying approach to performance, that has evolved through second, third and forth generations of self accompanying solo pianists. Come, and ride the wave with me; through the ripples of Ragtime, the pulsing of stride masters James P Johnson and Fats Waller, the happy (grunting) lilt of Erroll Garner, the driving swing of Dave McKenna. Then after all that, I'll have a few surprises up my sleeve to help drive home the point that jazz is, at the core, happy music; that touches the human spirit, and connects everyone in earshot. At least that's how I see it. Hope you can join me."
go to the Mainstay's promo page for this show

TUESDAY 11/22/11: 2pm
Joe performs in concert at the Downs Cultural Center, Wilmington, DE
"Spontaneous Joy" - A solo piano improvisation concert. Jazz? Yes - and much more. Spend a fun afternoon with Joe at the Downs Center. All Downs Center events are free to the community. Reservations are requested.

Joe also performs with:
FRIDAYS 11/4, 18/11: 8-11pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio at The Big Pickle Food Bar, St Michael's, MD
The band performs weekly. Joe fills the keyboard chair on the above dates.

SUNDAY 11/6/11: 5-8pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Quartet at the Wharf, Lewes, DE
A special fund raising evening for "Just Us" Cat and Kitten Rescue
Enjoy high energy jazz, a full menu selection, and the debut of the Shore Jazz (instrumental) Quartet, featuring Paul Midiri on vibes/trombone.

FRIDAYS 11/11, 25
Joe performs with the Eddie Sherman Show at Cilantro's, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Eddie Sherman is back! After making a splash on jazz festival weekend, the band has earned a spot at the table for special event weekends in town. Look us up!

special event!
SATURDAY 11/12/11: 8pm
Joe performs with Felicia Carter at the Prince Theatre, Chestertown, MD
Felicia takes the Prince Theatre stage along with bassist Amy Shook to perform music from their new collaboration CD: “Nothing to Do”, along with swinging jazz favorites. Joe and Felicia always have a grand time on stage. Don't miss what promises to be a wonderful evening featuring this amazing vocal performer.

SATURDAY 11/26/11: 7-10pm
Joe performs with the Shore Jazz Trio at Beseme", Lewes, DE
The place to be for jazz in Lewes - every Saturday night. Joe finds his way home on Thanksgiving weekend.

Many other events take place. Call (877-JOE-HOLT) or e-mail Joe for info on any event not listed.