Dr. Gary Holgate

Head of Learning and Teaching

Dr. Gary Holgate is a highly qualified music academic and a seasoned musician.  

As an upright and electric bass player, Gary has performed and recorded with many acclaimed jazz artists including Kevin Hunt, Grace Knight, Bill Risby, Joy Yates and Dave MacRae as well as his own band Jazz Nouveau. 

His Associate Diploma Jazz Studies featured majors in both electric bass and double bass, and for his Master of Music degree he focused on jazz performance while also studying classical bass techniques. His doctoral project focussed on interactions in improvised music. 

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