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Lakeland honors the incredible influence of jazz great Bill Holman, Nov. 18

Posted: November 2, 2018 | Updated: November 13, 2018

The Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Jazz Impact will celebrate the huge contribution to jazz made by Bill Holman. The concert, titled “Brilliant Bill Hollman” is slated for Sunday,Nov. 18, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the college’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, on the main campus at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $2 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the college’s box office on the date of the concert or in advance by calling 440.525.7134 or online through

About Bill Holman

Bill Hollman’s impact on jazz and pop music is monumental. For over six decades, his unique style of orchestration, arranging and composition advanced the careers of many of the most famous bands and artists in music history. While his longest association was with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he also wrote substantially and provided the orchestration for other bands such as those lead by Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Harry James and Maynard Ferguson. Along the pop scene, Holman wrote for some of the most noted acts including The Monkees, The Association and The 5th Dimension, garnering many award-winning hits and platinum records. Holman also worked with music icons such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Steve Lawrence, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Bobby Sherman, Burt Bacharach, and Michael Bublé. Holman’s compositions and arrangements were featured on many television shows including the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Academy Awards, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show, the Dick Cavett Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show. Other credits include a legion of film scores, and numerous jazz orchestrations performed and archived in England, Germany and over 20 national libraries around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Holman’s honors are plentiful and include multiple Grammy Awards and the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, the nation’s highest recognition in music.

About the civic music programs

Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in four music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra. The college also offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in Lakeland’s Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

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