A versatile musician and veteran performer in organizations such as the Louie Bellson Big Band (Chicago Based Band), Jimmy Dorsey, Mike Pendowski, Rob Parton , Buddy De Franco, Buselli-Wallrab and Terry Gibbs Bands, Rick Holland brings a wealth of experience and musicality to each performance.

Holland has now recorded 5 albums as a leader and co-leader with national and international labels. His most recent release, In Times Shadow, featuring the Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band, was recorded in the summer of 2005...

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Radio stations playing "In Time's Shadow:"

SkyJazz Internet Radio, www.skyjazz.com

Jazz Excursion Radio, www.jazzexcursion.com

WLSU-FM Wisconson Public Radio, WRTI ( Phil.),
WKAR (East Lansing, Mi.), WBLK (Twin Lakes, Mi.), WGVU (Grand Rapids, Mi.), WMUK (Kalamazoo, Mi.), WXXI (Rochester, NY), WABC (AUSTRALIA National Radio), KTUH (Honolulu, Hawaii), KIOS (LA, Calif.), WVIA (Scranton, Pa.), KIPO (Honolulu, Hawaii), WWOZ (New Orleans, La.), WXOU(Rochester, Mi.), WUIC (Chicago, Ill.), WUCF (Orlando, Fla.), WSHA (Raleigh, NC), WMEB (Wayzata, Minn.), WERU(Bangor, Maine), m3radio.com, JazzExcurson.com,
(Walthamstow Village,London), WCLV,
(Tucson, Az.), WCBE (Cincinnatti, Ohio), KUNV (Las Vegas, NV.), WTCC (London, England), WWSP (Wisconson Stevens Point), WYPR (Baltimore, MD.), WCPN(Cleveland, Ohio), WVAS, WVTF (Roanoke, Va.), KUNC, KPLU (Vancouver, Canada), WOSU (Stillwater, Oklahoma), WSDS, WXCI(Danbury, Conn),JAZZ24-7.net, WDIY (Bethelehem, Pa.), WRTC (Hartford, Conn.), WEMU (Ypsilanti, Mi), KCCK, CHRW (London), WRBC (Bates College, Maine), WHSA (Rocky Mount, NC), KMUW (Wichita, Kansas), WPKN (Bridgeport, Conn.), jazzradio247.com, radiojazz.com (Dr. Mike), KSDS-FM-San Diego, Ca.
KKJZ-LA, Ca., WOI-FM Des Moines, IA, WYPR-FM Baltimore, MD, KUNC Greeley, Co., WBET, Detroit, Mi, WVAS Montgomery, Ala.
WTEB, Jacksonville, Fla.
WAMC Albany, NY, KANU Topeka, KS, WLNZ Lansing, Mi, WGTE Detroit, Mi, WOSU Columbus, Ohio, KEUR Salt Lake City, UT, WMNF, Clearwater, Fla, WUWF Pensacola, Fla, WTCC Springfield, Mass, KMUW Wichita, KS, WXUT Toledo, Oh

Welcome to rickholland.net, and the official home
of RuthEllen music.

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Want to book Rick and his band? Click here!

Within this website you will find information about world class jazz ensembles, swing bands and brass ensembles. These ensembles include The Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band, The Uptown Society Orchestra (6 or 10 piece ensembles), the Rick Holland Quartet, and the Bel Canto Brass Quartet. These groups are available to play concert presentations, festivals, corporate functions, educational outreach events and wedding ceremonies.

Use the links above to navigate the website. Feel free to download sound clips and view photos of the groups in action. RuthEllen Music is committed to presenting world class performances and adding a touch of class to your next event.

"In Time's Shadow reveals that innovation need not sacrifice accessibility or swing. It is convincing evidence that the big band form is alive, well and full of surprises." - * * * * stars.

~ Thom Jurek, All Music.com

NEW! You can now read articles written by Rick at JazzRadio247.com!! Look for "Dr. Rick"

COMING SOON: Education - Articles and blog posts for Jazz and Trumpet musicians

Rick will be sharing tips, tricks and techniques for trumpet playing, jazz, and improvisation! Please keep checking back as the site continues to undergo construction!


In Time's Shadow
BluJazz Productions
April 2006

Featured Track of the month: In Time's Shadow (click to play)

Dr. Mike's hot picks for june 5th through June 11th..

"... Trumpet and Flugel player Rick Holland's fifth album as a leader features the Rick Holland and Evan Dobbins little big band.. . super release... Rick Holland has produced a winner for 2006!!"

Dr. Mike, radioiojazz.com

More praise for "In Time's Shadow":

I have just played “In Time’s Shadow” the new CD from the Rick Holland-Evan Dobbins Little Big Band. What a disc! What a sound! What an ensemble! This disc is my top nomination for jazz ensemble release of the year. The arranging is nonpareil and the soloists masterful. The whole package is varied, listenable, and leaves the audience asking for more. Rick Holland and Evan Dobbins have created a musical experience that our listeners will absorb and enjoy.

Doug Collar
“Jazz Till Midnight”
East Lansing

And it is this individual musicianship, particularly with trumpeter Holland, along with the quality of the original compositions that makes In Tim’es Shadow a treat. I would love to see this band live so I can see them stretch out more on each performance.

- Read the full review here

"Ya got me with the first note! A wonderful, unexpected world class musical project."

Don Gordon, WIPA Radio, Honolulu

More reviews can be found in the "Reviews" section!



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