Johnny Holliday is an excellent Jazz musician and performer. When he performs, he serenades the audiences with his unique renditions of popular songs and original music on trumpet, saxes & vocals providing an amazing show that is tailored to any event. With the styles of Smooth, Latin & Contemporary Jazz as well as several other styles, his repertoire reflects his virtuosity. He offers an excellent collection of recorded works as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, alongside his expertise in front of an audience, a fact anyone who has heard him know well. When you hear Johnny Holliday playing you are having a great time!
Johnny made a dream come true for my wife and the family. Out of all the performers he is rated the top performer and the first one to answer my dream request. Extremely personable and a family man with morals, values, sincerity, and a HUGE HEART that he wears constantly. He came on time set up calmly extremely professional and amazing player of his one man band. I highly recommend Johhny and will definitely rehire for all of our venues whether private or big event. He will be my first and only choice. I am beyond happy with his service.
Response from Johnny Holliday:
Thank You So Much Ms Luci. Not only did I really enjoy performing for your event but I equally enjoyed meeting your family… I look forward to seeing y’all in the near future… :-)
So easy to work with and our attendees really enjoyed the experience! Johnny is impressive on a number of instruments and provided our audience with an amazing variety. We highly recommend Johnny for any occasion and will book him again at our first opportunity.
Response from Johnny Holliday:
It was really Great working and performing at your event. Very Classy! Thank You...I look forward to performing at your events in the future.
Take Care and God Bless,
What to Expect
Whether Johnny is performing as a soloist or with other musicians he's hand picked to join him, you will get the highest quality of musicianship available. In addition to performing, as a solo performer he is also able to provide a complete audio system that will cover up to 300 people in an indoor environment.
Johnny he uses his Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Alto/Soprano Saxes, recorders and Vocals . The genres of music covered are, Smooth Jazz, Latin Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Standards, R&B, Reggae, Funk, Pop and a touch of Irish Celtic.
The smallest private event Johnny's ever performed for were for 2 people for a wedding anniversary and the largest he's ever played for live was for 70,000+ as well as on National TV several times. This is only shared this with you to simply to confirm the quality that can be expected regardless of amount of people.
“ I believe that this nation is in enough distress as it is, so if there is any way I can encourage anyone, either through speaking, listening, or music, that's what I'll do. I can't change the world, but I can try to help lighten the burdens of those around me.”
Excellent Jazz musician and performer Johnny Holliday serenades audiences with his unique renditions of popular songs and original music providing an amazing show that is tailored to any event. With Smooth, Latin & Contemporary Jazz as well as several other styles, his repertoire reflects his virtuosity. Johnny brings a different dimension to his music, as he is both a disciplined military member, and a man of deep faith. He offers an excellent collection of recorded works as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, alongside his expertise in front of an audience, a fact our armed forces know well. When you see and hear Johnny Holliday playing, you are having a great time!
Johnny is often found performing in concerts, festivals and on televised shows as well as for Military Dignitaries and Ambassador’s from Foreign Countries. Some of his previous performances also include opening for International Dignitaries to include our United States Presidency and Major artists such as Al Jarreau, Lauryn Hill, Laylah Hathaway, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown, Acoustic Alchemy, Bob Hope and many more. His music is sought after internationally within both popular civilian and military circles. And on special occasions, Johnny is requested to perform at personal events, from dinner parties to formal military balls by 4 Star Generals
Johnny has released two full Jazz CD's "Shine In Me" and “In The Light” that were featured on local news stations NBC, CBS and FOX. in addition, he has also released four Jazz Standard singles entitled "The Standard" while maintain and active duty military career. Johnny Holliday is an active Air Force Member, who grew up playing the trumpet and developed his excellent ear touring with the Air Force Show Band Tops in Blue "For the Record" Tour in 92' performing over 20 countries and 47 states. In addition to performing all over the world, Johnny has also performed the National Anthem in many major sporting events such as NASCAR, Indy Race, Porsche Race, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, Minnesota lynx to name a few.
While serving in Iraq, the long hours as a Security Forces Member created what Johnny calls a “spiritual training ground”. During a landmark moment, far from his loved ones and family, after playing alone in a church, Johnny was asked to share his gift with the troops and perform on the base. It was then that he finally found the truth of his life path, “ Playing my trumpet for that music show was an epiphany. Just as my military career and love of country are very important to me, I finally recognized I equally love my music.”
Additional Booking Notes
An audio rig can be provided up to 300 people indoors...if more equipment is requested, the client will be responsible to cover the cost of additional equipment that will be needed to do the performance. To assist the client, Johnny will take the responsibility of contacting audio rental companies in your local area and client will be responsible for paying the cost.
For any additional technical info, it will be based on what is needed for the event. This will be discussed between the client and Johnny.
Johnny covers a large variety of styles when it comes to performing. During the performance, Johnny has over 8 hours of music to pick from at any given moment. So unless a song list is specifically requested, Johnny will continue to tailor his music based how the audience responds.
Whether you need a soloist, duo, trio or more, Johnny is fully capable of putting a group of highly skilled musicians together for all kinds of events.
Influences & Inspiration
Phil Driscoll, Maynard Ferguson, Gerald Albright, Candy Dulfer, Frank Sinatra, Joe Cocker, Chick Corea, Arturo Sandoval, Chuck Mangione, Miles Davis, Journey, Boston, Billie Holiday, Chicago, Austin Biel, Camillo Valendia, Tito Puente, Santana, Wynton Marsalis, Sting, Al Jarreau, Mana, DC Talk, Toby Mac, Billy Joel, Bread, Kansas, Diane Krall, Chris Botti, Seal & Croft, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dido, Louie Armstrong, Sade, plus a few othe World Artists.
This will be based on what is needed for the event.