Perhaps the picture of today's established music producer would encompass these qualities: producer's credits with many of today's top recording artists, Composing music that covers a wide variety of styles like Classical, Jazz, R&B, Adult Contemporary, Rock, Reggae, Gospel, and Hip-Hop, aired all over the world, and successful not only in the recording industry, but in jingles, television, movies, and even video games. With over 75 million records sold, two Grammy awards, and three Emmy Awards. These qualities and achievements sum up the activities of producer and songwriter Loris Holland.
Loris' success in the music industry has stemmed from musical training that began at the early age of two. He excelled as a pianist through his boyhood years, performed with a variety of popular bands from age 10, and then completed his formal training at the Royal Schools of Music in London, England and at the Aaron Copeland School of Music (CUNY) in New York.
From his rich training and experience as a Grammy/Emmy Award winning performer/producer/composer/arranger, Conductor, Loris has developed a clientele including:
Mariah Carey, George Clinton, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Anita Baker, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Macy Gray, Billy Ocean, Ruby Turner, Anthony Hamilton, Tramaine Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Edwin Hawkins, Shirley Ceasar, Glenn Jones, Millie Jackson, The Winans, Vicky Winans, Jonathan Butler, Pattie LaBelle, Deniece Williams, Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana, Maxi Priest, Karen White, Mary J. Blige, Marcus Miller, Mutt Lange, Donne McClurkin, Randy Jackson, LL Cool J, Mary Chapin, Tonex, Carpenter, ABC's All My Children, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bebe Winans, Kenny Lattimore, Youthful Praise, BAM Crawford's Purpose, Faith No More, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Rev. Run Formerly of Run DMC and host of others.
What sets Loris Holland apart is that he is a classically trained musician and he adheres to both philosophies of musical theory, which is the Jazz School and the Classical School. According to Loris, "Every voice or note has destination and when they come together as a cluster, they form chords as they journey to their final resting place in a song. As I play chords as a Jazz musician, I'm always aware of each note going to or arriving from somewhere and forming its own melody in the progression."