Holly Holt is an Austin, Texas native pianist, vocalist, composer and educator. She graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Texas in 2020 where she studied with Jazz pianist Dave Meder (a pupil of Fred Hersch and Kenny Barron), Classical pianist Steve Harlos, French violinist Scott Tixier and bassist Lynn Seaton. She has since gone on to work with legendary rockabilly guitarist Danny B. Harvey and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame drummer Clem Burke (from Blondie).
Holly Holt began her music education at age seven, was a protege of Classical pianist phenom Dr. Gustavo Bianchi and won the 2014 Texas State University Interscholastic League Outstanding Performer award. In high school, her interests expanded from Classical piano into playing the Blues and Rock n’ Roll which ultimately led to studying Jazz at the University of North Texas. In her final year at the University of North Texas, Holly Holt was elected President of the Jazz and Gender Equity Initiative where she organized weekly events to bring awareness to social injustices and inequality in the music industry.
“I have long been a huge fan of the Blues in general and Eric Clapton in particular. Being the newest member of The Dominos, I appreciate the range and depth of the tunes these guys have selected and the concept of presenting them with an authentic American R&B flavor which, of course, opens up a lot of creative possibilities for the piano and organ parts. I also cover a lot of vocal parts in this show which I am finding I enjoy more than I expected, my favorite being Bell Bottom Blues.” — Holly Holt.
“We are all thrilled to have Holly join our group. On a purely technical level, she has the skills to play with anybody. Additionally, she is a consummate professional, shows up well prepared, picks up on the vibe, rolls with it, with style and looks great doing it. On a personal level, she may be the most pleasant, positive and upbeat band mate I’ve ever worked with.” — Randell Young