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Featured Artists - Jazz Holdouts
The Jazz Holdouts hail from Florida and comprise of a Who's Who of today's award winning musicians including keyboardist Alan Palanker, saxophonist Louis Cortelezzi, drummer John JR Robinson, bassist Bobby Watson, guitarists

Michael Thompson and Jamie Glaser, percussionist Walfredo Reyes Jr, saxophonist John MIchalak and vocalist and drum programming specialist Douglas Cooper Getschal.

The band is fronted by Alan Palanker and Louis Cortelezzi who have impressive resumés :-

Alan is known for his work on the movie blockbusters Valentine's Day (2010), Welcome Home and Roscoe Jenkins (2008) and the wonderful depiction of life in Rio in Bossa Nova (2000). He's worked with some of the greatest artists in modern day notariety including Eumir Deodato, Lenny White, Bob James, vocalists Melba Moore, Angela Bofill, Donna Summer, Vanessa Williams, Aaron Neville, Natalie Cole and many others.

Louis Cortelezzi has had an extraordinary music career that has spanned over 35 years and his collaboration with Alan in the Jazz Holdouts projects has seen them release many hit singles including Morning Breeze, their #1 single in the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts Summer Nights, and a tribute to the great Eumir Deodato entitled Deodato. Their latest release (05/21) is called April And May.

Louis has also released his very first solo CD called Only Child whereby he returned to his first love ;- the saxophone:

“It’s the first time in my life I have allowed myself to work on only one instrument, the tenor saxophone and I’m exploring it on an entirely new level. When you combine the playing with what we can do technologically, it’s very exciting”

He continues " The process of discovery is ongoing, but what I have learned to this point is gloriously showcased on Only Child which features 10 vibrant and masterfully recorded songs with guest musicians who include:- John Siegler on bass, Frank Vilardi on drums, Sammy Figueroa on percussion, Russ DeSalvo, Larry Salzman and Ira Siegel on guitars, Bill Heller, Irwin Fisch on horns and Robbie Kondor on electric piano.

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Other artists playing on Jazz Holdouts projects include the much in demand drummer John JR Robinson who has also appeared with Quincy Jones, David Foster, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Stanley Clarke and many many others.

Michael Thompson on guitar who has appeared with David Foster, Chris Botti, Babyface, Stanley Clarke, Madonna, Shania Twain, Linda Ronstadt and many others.

Jamie Glaser on guitar who has appeared with Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Lenny White, Eric Burden and many others.

John Michalak on sax who has appeared with Gloria Estefan, Julio Inglesias, Sammy Figueroa, KC and the Sunshine Band and many others.

Bobby Watson on bass who has appeared with Michael Jackson, Rufus & Chaka, Quincy Jones, Grover Washington Jr, The Temptations and many others.

Walfredo Reyes Jr on Percussion who has appeared with Chicago, Santana, Joe Sample, Smokey Robinson, Boz Scaggs, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin and many others.

Douglas Cooper Getschal on Vocals and Drum Programming who has appeared with Michael Jackson, Johnny Mathis, Kenny G, The Spinners, Kenny Rodgers and many others.

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Former Featured Artists :-

Gail Jhonson   Chieli Minucci
dee Brown   TheJazzCatz
Rob Tardik   Threestyle
Mike Longo   Richard Sorce
Mattias Roos   Carl Roland
Rob Mullins   Gregg Karukas
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