Veritable Las Vegas institution Clint Holmes will be appearing on Mon., April 17 at NYC’s historic Birdland to celebrate the release of his latest album, Rendezvous.
Rendezvous was produced by eight-time Grammy Award-winner Gregg Field and offers a diverse playlist that reinterprets modern day and classic pop hits, soulful R&B, theatrical tunes, and numbers culled from the Great American Songbook. Rendezvous features Grammy Award-winners, including Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Jane Monheit, along with multi-Grammy nominee Ledisi, platinum-selling jazz luminary Dave Koz, and The Count Basie Orchestra. Currently, the album track “Say Something (featuring Ledisi)” is No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz New & Active Chart.
At Birdland, Clint’s band will include Christian Tamburr on keyboards and vibraphone, Marcus Printup and Dominick Farinacci on trumpet.
Through the years, Holmes has amassed a resume full of fascinating experiences. His big break came in 1972 when he released “Playground In My Mind,” a song that stayed for 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In 1986 to 1988, he served as Joan Rivers’ sidekick and announcer on FOX’s “The Late Show.” He was also a musical feature and event correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” and as the host of his own Emmy Award-winning talk/variety show. As much as he likes the small screen, Holmes freely admits, that he loves nothing more than performing to a live audience.
In recent years, Holmes could be found wowing crowds in Las Vegas. From 2000 to 2006, he headlined at his “Clint Holmes Theater” at. From 2012 through 2016, Holmes was honored to serve as the Artist-In-Residence at Cabaret Jazz in the newly-opened Smith Center for the Performing Arts, a world-class performing arts center in Las Vegas, where he performed a new show each month to sell-out crowds. The intervening years saw Holmes performing at such gigs as “To Ella With Love” at the Hollywood Bowl, and writing and performing in several musicals including “Comfortable Shoes,” “Inspired,” “Remembering Bobby Short,” “Just Another Man,” and his latest, “This Thing Called Love,” The Music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon.