Ida Hollis is a bassist and guitarist living and working in London. Since graduating from Birmingham Conservatoire’s B.Mus 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 and composing for her own trio Ida is very active on the UK music scene playing with various jazz, folk and fusion outfits. She has performed at venues such as The 606, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Bulls Head, The Southbank Centre, and The Vortex. Ida is also currently working with singer / songwriter Hattie Whitehead, performing on her debut EP and at Latitude Festival with her in the summer. She is also currently recording an album and performing with the popular band the Lydian Collective - their videos have received more than 250,000 views on YouTube. In the past 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.
Ida is also a passionate teacher and currently offers private instrumental tuition in Guitar, Bass Guitar and Ukulele. For those interested, more information can be found on the Lessons page. Ida runs several ‘Guitar Clubs’ in primary schools, has given jazz workshops in secondary schools and for several years was the house bass player on Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods’ jazz summer school 'What’s Your Story?'.