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Trombone player, musical director, band leader, arranger, educator. Performed with Matt Goss, Frankie Valli, The O'Jays, and many others.
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Originally from Coeur D' Alene Idaho, Jason Holcomb was educated at The University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Music Performance. While at The University of Idaho he studied trombone performance from Mr. Alan Gemberling and Mr. Robert Spevachek and music theory and aural skills from Mr. Dan Bukvich. He had the pleasure of performing with such jazz legends as Claudio Roditi, Bill Watrous, and the late Al Grey during The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. During this time Holcomb was also a guest ajudicator for numerous Elementary, Middle School, and High School Solo and Ensemble competitions, and taught multiple private lessons for trombone and general music. After graduating Mr. Holcomb was employed as a show band musician for Carnival Cruise Lines where he performed nightly with a ten piece showband aboard multiple ships. He was shortly promoted to Music Director where he oversaw the rehearsal, production, and performance of multiple bands onboard. During his tenure as Music Director, Holcomb co-wrote and produced what would become the highest rated show in the 20-ship strong Carnival Cruise Line fleet at the time. Shortly thereafter Mr. Holcomb moved to Las Vegas where he began working as a freelance musician performing in Las Vegas shows, with tribute artists, and with headlining acts. He performed with the motown group "The O'Jays", America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and many others. He created his own corporate performance act, The Hornzmen, performing for numerous high profile private corporate events. In 2009, Holcomb was asked to record with British pop star Matt Goss (of Bros fame). He recorded the song "Lovely Las Vegas" and was asked immediately by Goss' mananger Robin Antin (creator of The Pussycat Dolls) to join the band and began a resident weekly performance at Caesar's Palace Hotel. During the following three years he performed regularly in Las Vegas and internationally with Goss, recording at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, performing two sold out shows at The Royal Albert Hall and playing numerous television appearances. In 2012 Mr. Holcomb relocated to the United Kingdom and joined the northern funk band "King Bee", in January of 2014 he performed to a crowd of 30,000 with the band and short thereafter released a debut album. The album has been played on BBC Introducing, Solar Radio London, The Saturday Night Experience with Mike Chadwick on JazzFM and on The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show on BBC6 Music. In 2015, Holcomb created his own groups, Le SAPE Nocturne and The Society Trio and had a successful residency at The Vermont Hotel and Tiger Hornsby Cocktail Lounge respectively. Holcomb also performs regularly with The Northern Monkey Brass Band for performances such at The Brenden Healy Tribute in 2017, the indie rock/folk band Dansi, and as a freelance performer.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Baroque, Electro-Swing, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Americana, Funk rock, R&B, Motown, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hardcore, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Punk rock, Caribbean music, Bossa nova, Calypso, Brazilian music, Bavarian oompah, Argentinian, Afrobeat, Cumbia, Cuban music, German music, French music, Italian music, Latin, Polka, Merengue, Mariachi, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Ska, Tango, Samba, Spanish music, Christmas, Military, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Transcription, Musical comedy, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, MC, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

signed sealed delivered
paradise city
back in black
american woman
hey Jude
uptown funk
I feel good
Livin la Vida loca
St. James Infirmary
Soul man
Fly me to the moon
Corner pocket
Sing sing sing
Flying home
In the mood
Moten Swing
God bless the child
Jump jive and wail
Zoot Suit Riot
Mambo No. 5
Oye Como Va


From customers:

Thomas G

Fantastic musician, really gets the vibe. Nails it every time!

Lance L, 6 years ago

The expat blew bold and loud and the audience loved it!