The Hollenbeck Commission

Painted Bride Art Center

2008
$50,000

Painted Bride Art Center commissioned composer, bandleader, and jazz drummer John Hollenbeck to create and perform a new work with his Large Ensemble. Hollenbeck also participated in a two-week residency program, during which he produced and performed a new work in collaboration with 10 Philadelphia musicians.

A virtuosic percussionist with a daring approach to composition, Hollenbeck is a Grammy-nominated artist best known for his work with the big band group the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble and the avant-garde jazz ensemble The Claudia Quintet.