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Mike Holober is a Grammy-nominated pianist, composer, and conductor, and recipient of the 2022 American Academy of Arts and Letters Andrew Imbrie Award in Music. Holober’s 2019 big band recording, "Mike Holober & The Gotham Jazz Orchestra: Hiding Out" was nominated for a 2020 GRAMMY® Award (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album), and features two of Mike’s extended works for jazz orchestra. Holober has served at the helm of some of the world’s most renowned large ensembles as director, conductor, composer, and arranger. From 2007-2013 he was Artistic Director/Conductor of the Westchester Jazz Orchestra (WJO), and he served as guest Conductor/Arranger of the WDR Big Band in 2009, and 2014-2016. From 2011-2015 he was Associate Guest Conductor of the hr-Big Band. Holober is a Full Professor at The City College of New York, where he has been teaching since 1995. He has taught composing and arranging at The Manhattan School of Music since 2014, and from 2007 - 2015 he served as Associate Director of the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop, (founded by legendary jazz composers Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam), where he taught with Director Jim McNeely.
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