Rick Holland, founder of RuthEllen Music, in conjunction the Uptown Society Orchestra and Bel Canto Brass, can provide entertainment for corportate venues, parties, conventions and more. Feel free to sample some of the great music below, and remember Rick and his bands for your next events. For additional materials including demos, please email RuthEllen at email@example.com,
Rick Holland offers Evenings of Jazz and fine concert jazz performances by a core group of versatile jazz performers. In the last few years, Holland's quartets, quintets and sextets have performed with Grammy-nominated players such as Fred Hersch and Bobby Watson. Other featured performers have included Scott Robinson, Hendrik Meurkens, Kerry Strayer, Earlie Braggs, Carl Cafagna, singer Sunny WIlkinson, and 1999's New Jazz Award Winner, vocalist Dominique Eade.
This new Ten piece ensemble plays exciting contemporary-mainstream jazz, featuring some of the best writers from around the country!
The Uptown Society Orchestra features favorites from the great American songbook in fresh arrangements written by some of the best writers of big-band swing and jazz today. This six- to ten-piece Orchestra has great musical taste; their music can lend a touch of class to any function or party. You have to hear these great arrangements to appreciate their accessible swing and drive.