GREG HOLLIS GROUP
Gregori Hollis trumpet, Albert Carrique alto sax and flute, Kquimi Saigi piano and keyboards, Pedro Campos double bass, Ahyvin Bruno güiro and small percussion, Arnau Figueres drums, Ori Martínez congas.
Born in Barcelona in 1994, the young Gregori Hollis is an outstanding performer – a top-notch soloist, among his other talents – and a composer and arranger too. A follower of Mireia Farrés, Greg Gisbert, Llibert Fortuny and Matthew Simon, who presented him with his cum laude honours when he graduated from ESMUC, Hollis made his debut a year ago with the album Kontimba. Captivated by Latin jazz, a style he studied in New York and Barcelona, he founded a septet with his contemporaries, a group with which he has recorded Landing (2021, Halley Records), an album of his own compositions featuring Latin rhythms and percussion. Timba is assured in the Plaça Reial basement club.