LOS ANGELES (August 28, 2017) – Clint Holmes is set to release his forthcoming single “What You Leave Behind,” featuring Grammy nominated, platinum-selling saxophonist Dave Koz, to radio stations nationwide on September 11. “What You Leave Behind” is the second single from the acclaimed album Rendezvous. Earlier this year, the album track, “Say Something (featuring Ledisi),” hit No. 1 on the Smooth Jazz New & Active Chart, and enjoyed a lengthy stay in the Top 20 of the Smooth AC chart. Further, a club remix of Holmes’ “The Perfect Trance” is currently on the DJ Times chart.
Koz said, “When I originally wrote and recorded ‘What You Leave Behind,’ it was purely an instrumental… I never fathomed that anyone would ever write a lyric to it. But, when Clint came to me with his incredibly moving words –perfectly capturing the essence of what this song was all about, it was an instant ‘YES.’ And then, he delivered a vocal performance that completely delivers the message, in such a heartfelt way. I was blown away. The man is pure genius.”
Said Holmes, “This melody that Dave wrote was a tribute to one of his closest friends. When he told me about the relationship, it inspired me to write the lyric, and naturally, I was thrilled that Dave liked it. It’s really an honor to write and record with an artist as great as Dave Koz.”
Holmes’ 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, jazz luminary Koz, and The Count Basie Orchestra. Parade.com said of the album, “Rendezvous, a labor of love for Holmes, includes the music he loves. But the album is also a reflection of the richly diverse and poignant musical legacy he continues to embrace.”
Fans will have just two performances left to catch Holmes at his limited residency at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. At the Golden Nugget, in the showroom on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, at 8 p.m., Holmes has been dazzling audiences with his vast repertoire of music, including songs from the Great American Songbook, contemporary classics, stirring original pieces, and from his most recent album. About his new show, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said, “Holmes is the sophisticated interpreter who never loses sight of a lyric, even in the full sweep of Christian Tamburr’s jazzy charts.” Broadway World Las Vegas raved, “A performers’ performer, Holmes is a jazz (and frankly all kinds of music) genius.”
Additionally, Holmes just releases first book, “The Words of Clint Holmes.” The book, featuring his insightful thoughts and lyrics, is available at all his upcoming performance locations and through his website.
Earlier this summer, Holmes wowed Tavis Smiley and his PBS audience with a two song performance from Rendezvous, and also sat down to discuss his life and career (watch it here. Earlier this spring, Holmes came to New York City for performances at Birdland and the Friars Club. While in NYC, he stopped by SiriusXM for interviews on the “Siriusly Sinatra” and “On Broadway” channels, as well as a live performance on the “Real Jazz” channel.
Holmes is more than just a remarkable singer. He is a consummate entertainer, performer, recording artist, and one of the country’s finest vocalists. 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/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.
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