Olivier Holland’s: Gypsy Jazz Attack

Gypsy Jazz Attack is a 3-5 piece group that utilises the traditional instrumentation of Gypsy Jazz. (occasionally called ‘Manouche’). This super energetic, yet traditional music is extremely popular, especially in Europe.

German bassist and composer Olivier Holland, who migrated to New Zealand on board his yacht in 2002, has been playing Gypsy Jazz since the early 90s. Within this genre he has performed with some of the world’s best: Danny Weiss and (Germany-based) Joscho Stephan, who has been hailed “World’s best Gypsy Jazz Guitarist” a number of times in music reviews. Olivier and Joscho have collaborated since the mid-90s, on many live performances and five CD albums. 

Oliver has now gathered a group of young, mega-talented musicians to form the group Gypsy Jazz Attack in order to bring this fantastic music to New Zealand. Gypsy Jazz Attack performs and honours the traditional art form of Gypsy Jazz but will – on request – perform tunes from Olivier’s and Joscho’s latest CD “Gypsy meets Groove (Germany 2012)”, an album that fuses traditional Gypsy Jazz with elements from Pop, Funk and Soul music – the only one of its kind. Please note that Gypsy Jazz Attack is the only band that offers this innovative and exciting fusion of music genres.

Gypsy Jazz Attack can perform in the following line-ups:

Guitar; bass; violin

2 Guitars; bass; violin

2 Guitars; bass; violin; drums
This line-up is recommended for clients that want the authentic “Gyspy Meets Groove Sound”

Olivier Holland biography
German bassist and composer Dr. Olivier Holland has worked with countless national as well as international artists. His long music career, which began in 1989, has seen him migrate to NZ in 2002, infiltrate the NZ jazz scene and, teach at the University of Auckland Jazz Department since 2004. He still frequently travels across many oceans to perform and record with internationals. No less than a further four CD albums are on the “recordings-to-do-list” in the next 18 month; those will add to his discography which is already 23 albums strong.
Dr Olivier Holland (Doctor of Musical Arts) works as a senior lecturer in the jazz department at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) teaching in the subjects: Double Bass, Electric Bass, Composition, Arrangement, Theory, Aural Training and Improvisation.

Ideal for: European themed corporate function, private party, wedding, festival

Medium Tempo:
After you’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
Drop Off
Embraceable You
Honeysuckle Rose
I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
Bye Bye Blackbird
It’s Only a Papermoon
Autumn Leaves
Night and Day
Pennies from Heaven
All of Me
Girl from Ipanema
Take Five

Up Tempo:
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Take the A Train (arranged)
It don’t Mean a thing
I Found a New Baby
Sweet Georgia Brown
Lady Be Good
Limehouse Blues
Minor Swing
Mister Sandman
The Muppet Show Theme

Ce’st Ci Bon
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
You Don’t Know what Love is
Body and Soul
Love me Tender

“Gypsy meets Groove” repertoire (there is more – this is only a taste):
All Blues
La Vie En Rose
Out of Nowhere
Don’t Look any Further
Summertime (Billy Jean)
This Masquerade
Master Blaster
Sir Duke

Hi David
Yes, thanks. Olivier and the guys were absolutely fantastic. They were absolute pros and slotted into the evening really well. Lots of guests gave me positive feedback on them.
Thanks for checking in. Will definitely go through you next time I'm looking for performers.

Yes the jazz attack were great and well received.
Thanks Robyn
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