Rick Holland Productions
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Rick Holland Productions Ensembles
These groups play everything from wedding receptions, festivals to corporate and private events.
The Rick Holland trio/4tet
RHQ with Lindsey Holland on Vocals
The Uptown Swing 6tet (with vocalist)
The Uptown Society 10 Piece Orchestras (With Lindsey Holland on Vocals)
The Little Big Band
What people are saying:
Rick Holland and his band were tremendous. They gave a unforgettable performance to our evening festivities. K. Coates, Norwich, NY
What incredible musicianship and professionalism. Thank you so much Rick to and your guys for providing great entertainment for the people of Kendall. Joe Pompilli, Kendall, NY
By the time the Orchestra heaped on a helping of Count Basie, there was nowhere else I wanted to be. This is one sweet band--yes, yes, yes! Frank De Blase
Thanks so much for your incredible band and performances! All the guests were raving about you guys! Definitely a highlight of our wedding. You helped to make our wedding so very special! Gainine and Jeff, Irondequoit Country Club,Rochester, NY
"There's nothing little about these guys--big sound and big talent. Tracy Kroft, Rochester Scene and Heard
"What a professional group. Their exceptional musicianship brought a real element of class to the party. From the father of the bride:(Dennis Nowicki): "The band was fantastic -- they really exceeded our expectations."Anders Dalhberg, Chicago, Illinois
Rick Holland’s music is certainly not radical or innovative, but is some of the best group playing in it’s genre of Jazz Bop.
Robert D. Rusch, President of Cadence Records
Rick Holland is one of my favorite improvisers and has one of the most beautiful flugelhorn sounds I've heard. He creates smooth, fluid, melodic lines, reminiscent of Chet Baker.
-Kerry Strayer, Freelance Jazz Artist, Kansas City Mo.
This is the kind of jazz that feels just right on a wintry day, with the fireplace in full throttle, and the feet resting on a cushion: it hits the spot perfectly, drenched with emotional power and skillful fortitude.
- Steven Loewy, AMG **** Stars
Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and the rest of the "big" band leaders would be proud of your leadership and musical skills-the music was so amazing!!!Take care and thank you again so much! Katie Smith, Buffalo NY
"Rick brought his quartet and the little big band to our wedding and reception. He was wonderful to work with, being both receptive to our requests and knowing where to fill in the gaps with his expertise. Not to mention I could call him anytime, and he worked around our schedule. They played a tasteful mix of songs great for just listening to and a few that got everyone up on the dance floor. In the end, everyone was raving about how great the band was. Lindsey Holland was amazing, the two comments I heard most were "Wow, they are great!" and "That girl can sing!"We couldn't be happier!" -Sam and Ellie Carrell
Amazing! Rick Holland Productions worked seamlessly with our wedding, where we had three separate "performances" that were adpated to by Rick's use of different members of the Little Big Band. We had a cocktail reception where a trio played, then a brass quartet accompanied our Wedding ceremony. After our guests were transported by horse-drawn carriage to a lake side reception site, the Little Little Big Band got things started and the full Little Big Band played the night away to the extreme pleasure of our entire party. They even let Joe Robinson jam with them in the chill of the autumn, fire-lit evening! Thank You so much Rick! Sincerely, Matthew Cooper- Wedding Reception, Bradford, PA
Rick Holland and his band played our wedding on August 28, 2010. Rick could not have been more accommodating to my husband and my wants and needs for music at the wedding. We communicated through email, over the phone, and met with each other once to go over the details. Rick was very thorough and always set our minds at ease. During our ceremony, his quartet played us up the aisle with a romantic song and down the aisle with ''Fireworks'' which set the mood for the festive evening to begin. The cocktail hour began immediately following the ceremony and Rick''s band did not miss a beat....the little big band entertained guests while they mingled and got a bite to eat. When the wedding party was ready to be announced, Rick took the microphone as we were all introduced. After the speeches were out of the way, Rick and the band let loose! With a full band and two singers, a male and a female, we partied for the next four hours! The guests were dancing, singing, and truly having a great time as did we! The band definitely made the night! The songs were exactly what we requested and the sound quality was superb. I would gladly book Rick and his band for another occasion as well as recommend them.
Thanks again Rick! Erin and Mike Victor, New York 09/2010
"When we heard the Uptown Society perform at a New Year's Eve concert we knew that we wanted them to play at our wedding. They had the perfect blend of jazz, swing and romantic ballads. They are excellent musicians and we were thrilled to find that they were available for our wedding. Our guests were thrilled that we hired them; we received so many compliments. Uptown Society provided a wonderful 'soundtrack' for our storybook wedding." Eric and Kim von Oeyen, Battle Creek, MI
"Just a short note to thank you ever so much for the great show and dance for us here at the HAG. I have waited until today to write this as we had a meeting on Wednesday and it confirmed everything that I told everyone about the upcoming show and dance. I was told, the band said this was the first time you have played in a hanger and I must say, the acoustics were awesome and the sounds were great even where I was sitting. At the time I thought you had more than enough on your plate but how in hell did you save the song "At Last" for the very last number. It was the very song I would have requested and it took me back to my Junior and Senior days in high school. Nuf said about that. Yup, I might have had a small tear in my eye, hearing the music, you absolutely stunning!" Bob Biron, Chair of Hag Committee
The Uptown Society Orchestra may have had six members, but it sounded as if it had twice as many as members blew triumphantly throughout New Years eve night. (Front page Kalamazoo Gazette, regarding the New Years Eve Festival 2004, Kalamazoo, Michigan) ---Bill Wood, Arts and Entertainment critic, Kalamazoo Gazette
The music by the Uptown Society Orchestra, at Hurd Orchards exceeded our expectations. The ambiance was perfect, and we really enjoyed the music. Sharon Garafello, Rochester, NY