The unparalleled success and resilience of The Rick Hollander Quartet featuring Brian Levy can be traced directly to the band’s bold leadership.
This group’s high-energy brand of acoustic, modern jazz is tempered by a peaceful core. By nature they follow tradition but still break rules! What separates The RHQ from so many of their peers is just how entertaining and down to earth their otherwise forceful, blow-the-roof-off presentation is. Drummer, composer and bandleader Hollander says “assuring that our work territory continually expands is one of my priorities. Not only does our level of pride in what we do demand it, but equally does the searching instinct of the group’s individual members beg for it.” A typical – a term that doesn’t do justice to this band – performance by Rick’s group will include heartfelt recitations of the lyrics of nearly one-hundred-year-old standard songs, seamlessly followed by brand new original compositions. In every case the group’s signature traits are in evidence; integrity, thoughtfulness, emotion, and the awareness that “melody is king.”Brian Levy - Tenor SaxophonePaul Brändle - GuitarWill Woodard - BassRick Hollander - Drumswww.rickhollanderquartet.com