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Dave Holland Sextet (Photo of Dave Holland)

Dave Holland

A native of England, Mr. Holland settled on bass guitar at age 13. At 13 he formed a band with friends, and left school two years later to perform with a professional band. Inspired by recordings of the great bassists Ray Brown and Leroy Vinnegar, he obtained a double bass and began practicing with the records. At 18 he made a short tour with a big band accompanying singer Johnny Ray, and then moved to London where he soon entered the Guildhall School of Music.