Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, José Holloway's music is an homage to his beloved homeland as he blends jazz, gospel, soul, and Hip-Hop into a sound of his own. At the age of 12, the trumpet found him at Dunbar Magnet Middle School where he would eventually become an award winning educator as Little Rock Family Magazine’s 2019 Middle School Educator of the Year. Throughout his teenage years, he was able to play alongside the notable jazz gospel artist Merlon Devine at Full Counsel Christian Fellowship. Here, José realized that he would play jazz and gospel for the rest of his life. After graduating from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR, he began playing in various bands and ensembles around the state and the world. In the summer of 2018, he completed a European tour with the Roamin Jasmine, a swing band based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned a Master's Degree in Music from University of Arkansas - Monticello in August 2017 where he studied under the highly respected jazz trumpeter Dr. Alex "Pope" Norris. Mr. Holloway has played or opened up for noted artists Kirk Whalum, Jessica Care Moore, Amasa Hines, and Bethany Devine. Jose has opened for the saxophone virtuoso Gerald Albright and Gospel superstars Tye Tribbett and Deitrick Haddon. He also plays with local groups and artists such as The Funkanites, Sean Fresh and the Nasty Fresh Crew and his own ensemble Off the Cuff, with whom he released the album Off the Cuff EP.
Jose Holloway has recently released his debut single as a solo artist entitled "Pray (feat. Sheena V)", and the newly released album, Quarantine and Chill (feat. Rafael Powell).
The biggest accomplishments in his life, however, are marrying his loving wife, Allyson, and raising his beautiful children Aria and Mateo Holloway.