Jeff Hollie Quartet (USA/D/NL)

Friday July 19th, 2024 - 20:30 - Mystery Stage

The Jeff Hollie Quartet is an international musical collaboration dedicated to the interpretation and performance of Frank Zappa's music. All of the members have extensive experience playing Frank's music in a variety of bands including The Zappa Band, Zappatika, Pojama People, Z.E.R.O., EAK+, and The All New Frankly Don't-Wop Duo. The ensemble is comprised of Zappa alumnus Jeff Hollie (US), Fred Händl (NL), Kevin Crosby (US) and Armin Beck (DE), who all met while performing at Zappa festivals across Europe.

Jeff Hollie
Saxophone & Vocals - A former member of Frank Zappa's studio band, Jeff was the tenor saxophonist on the "Joe's Garage" album and has spent the past 40 years playing with "everyone". Some of the artists Jeff Hollie has performed/recorded with include producer Dave Jerden, poet Gylan Kain, actor Ed Harris, film directors Peter McCarthy, Alex Cox and John Hughes. Jeff also has performed with Micheal Franti & Spearhead, Project Object, Jerry Riopelle, and his own funk-rock band Urban Artillery. North Sea Jazz, Lowlands, Montreux Jazz Festival and Aspen Music Festival are some of his concert appearances. Jeff Hollie has also contributed to Robert Williams's "Buy My Record", Ike Willis' "Shoulda Gone Before I Left" in addition to Zappatika, Z.E.R.O., The Hollie, Beck Trio, and Händl Trio. Jeff currently performs with a world wide assortment of DJ's.

Fred Händl
Piano / Keyboards - Former member of Zappatika, current member of The All New Frankly Don't-Wop Duo, Z.E.R.O., Dr. Freddie's Atomic Commotion, and The Jeff Hollie Quartet. Fred also regularly performs as solo pianist, and has recorded several albums with renditions of the music of Frank Zappa.
Armin Beck
Drums - Armin (learned his "job" in a classical environment but) hits the skins and metals in many bands through the last 4 decades, mostly in the realms of -sometimes evil-Jazz-Rock. Besides contributing drums & percussion to several "Z.E.R.O."-Tracks, the "Zappa International Collaboration" and EAK+, he's also constantly gigging in a Rock-Tribute Band in Netherlands/Germany.
Kevin Crosby
Bass - Formerly with Pojama People & The Squirrels. Founding member of The Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra. Prior appearances at Zappanale #24, #27 & #32 , Festival Moo-Ah and Mosae Zappa. Performances and/or recordings with Ike Willis, Prairie Prince, Denny Walley, Randy Hansen, Craig Twister Steward, Robert Martin, Albert Wing, and Candy Zappa.

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