Accolades

“It is always a pleasure to make music with J. Michael Holmes. On each of his many occasions playing saxophone with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has shown himself to be a consummate artist and a fine colleague.”

John Bruce Yeh, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

“Michael combines his extraordinary musical talent with a unique ability to communicate effectively with any audience.”

Eugene Rousseau

“… represents a model for dedication to the arts and to music education in America.”

Dr. John Sampen

“… is one of the rising young saxophone stars in the United States”

Saxophone Journal

“ranks among the very finest of today’s young intellectually and musically gifted saxophonists”

Dr. Frederick Hemke

 “…brings his own special brand of elegance to the concert saxophone”

Dr. John Sampen

“Michael is both an outstanding performer and insightful teacher.  He is absolutely first rate in all he does. “

Clifford Leaman