Ida Hollis is a bassist and guitarist based in the UK. Since graduating with an honours degree from Birmingham Conservatoire’s jazz course Ida has been working as a performer, recording artist and instrumental tutor.
As a performer Ida has played with an eclectic array of musicians on a wide variety of projects from jazz bands to musical theatre productions. As well as leading her own trio Ida plays with various jazz outfits including the Tom Millar Trio and Hattie Whitehead Quartet/Quintet. She has performed at many prestigious venues and events including Birmingham Symphony Hall with Aaron Diaz’s ‘Zappajazz’, the re-opening of Birmingham Town Hall with jazz/hip-hop fusion band Sum:Mary alongside Giles Peterson and at The New Players Theatre with acclaimed Broadway composer Scott Alan. Details of Ida’s current projects can be found on the Projects page. Ida is active on the UK jazz scene and has performed at venues such as The 606, The Bulls Head, The Jam House, The Yardbird and The Rainbow.
Ida has played on several commercial recordings including Stuart Matthew Price’s All Things in Time alongside West End composer George Stiles, the debut album A Short Trip Home by The Joe Archer Quartet, and the album One Voice by Stephen de Martin (4 Poofs and a Piano).
Ida is a passionate teacher and currently offers private instrumental tuition in Guitar and Bass Guitar. For those interested, more information about the lessons can be found on the Teaching page. Ida runs several ‘Guitar Clubs’ in primary schools, has given jazz workshops in secondary schools and for the last two years has been the house bass player on Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods’ jazz summer school What’s Your Story.