Central Bar presents Live Music Every Thursday on the OC Hit Factory Stage!
This Thursday we welcome back performer Ian Holmquist!
No cover charge, but tips are always appreciated!
Trumpet player, singer, and music enthusiast Ian Holmquist is accompanied onstage by pianist Justin Hershey. As a duo, they perform sultry jazz classics in the "cool jazz" style of Chet Baker, while also drawing inspiration from legendary soloists like Clifford Brown and Miles Davis. As a solo performer, Holmquist sings and plays ukulele, where he invokes his interest in modern pop, alternative rock, and hip-hop. Here he again nods to Chet and his gentle "crooning" way of singing, while also pulling from more contemporary crooners such as The Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner.