Bassist, composer, arranger and educator Olivier Holland has performed at major festivals and venues in Europe, Australasia and the US, with artists such as Geoffrey Keezer, Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Denis Gaebel, Danny Weiss, Djamel Laroussi, Nathan Haines, Whirimako Black, Stefon Harris, John Goldsby, Doug Lawrence, Jamey Oehlers, James Muller and Florian Ross – to name a few. 2017 also saw him perform and present at the ISB (International Society of Bassists) world convention in New York. He has to date contributed to 22 CD releases, 3 of which are his own projects. His current CD recording projects include “GJAZZ” featuring Geoffrey Keezer, Terreon Gully, Joscho Stephan, Roger Manins and Denis Gaebel, to be released late 2018, as well as DOG+1 feat. James Muller (released in June 2018) and BIG TICKET, feat. Florian Ross, Claudius Valk and Fabian Ahrens, Germany.
Additionally to his extensive performance and recording activities, Olivier’s research interests include aspects pertaining to playing technique for jazz double bass and electric bass. Accordingly, he has published an article entitled “The Personalisation of Jazz Bass Pizzicato” in the US magazine “Bass World” in 2016.