Molly Holm

Molly Holm

Thursday, October 8th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 adv / $24 door

Molly Holm
Molly Holm
Molly Holm grew up in Salem, Oregon and came to the Bay Area in the 1970s to study at Mills College, where she discovered Pandit Pran Nath, Terry Riley, and W.A. Mathieu, all of whom have had a lasting impact on her music. She worked with Bobby McFerrin in the 80s, helping him audition singers and then becoming one of the original members of his groundbreaking group, Voicestra. Since then she’s worked with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, choreographer June Watanabe, pioneering performance artist George Coates, and vocalist extraordinaire Linda Tillery. “I’m an improviser,” Molly says. “It runs throughout my life. Sometimes I think about what Anthony Braxton said about improvisation in jazz. ‘If you don’t make a mistake, you’re making a mistake.’ I love that.” The East Bay Express describes her voice as “a fluid, birdsong alto, winding and lilting, with barely a hint of vibrato; a voice like the woody middle register of a clarinet.”

Molly Holm--vocalist/composer
Frank Martin--piano
Jeff Chambers--acoustic bass
Deszon Claiborne--drums
Charles McNeal--saxophone