439 Ashbourne Road
Cheltenham, PA 19012
Pianist, cellist, composer, arranger, and educator, Jim Holton has performed extensively in the Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York areas with many groups that include critically- acclaimed Rhythm & Brass, Orrin Evans' Captain Black Big Band, and Joe Suddler's Swing Machine who backed artists such as Jon Fadis, Clark Terry, Slide Hampton, and Al Grey. He is also principal cellist with the Academy Chamber Society under conductor Michael Kemp. He teaches piano, cello, music theory and improvisation to students of all ages and levels in the Philadelphia area. In addition to private lessons, Jim Holton is on the faculty of Mercer County Community College in West Winsdor, New Jersey as instructor of piano and cello.
Now in its 10th year at the Cheltenham Center for the arts, Jazz Bridge is a non-profit arts organization serving a need no one else is addressing in the Philadelphia area: responding to local jazz and blues artists in times of need. Proceeds from the neighborhood concert series go to help local jazz musicians in personal or professional crisis. Concerts feature prominent jazz and blues musicians during an hour and a half long program which includes a Q&a with the artists and light refreshments. Check out our website to learn more about each performer.